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Catherine Ann Skrtic

February 21, 2020 |

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

Catherine Ann Skrtic, 70, of Lawrence, Kan., formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on Feb. 8, 1950 and is the daughter of the late Paul G. and Caroline D’Annunzio Skrtic. Catherine graduated from Mon Valley High School in West Mifflin in 1969 and was employed for 20 years at the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kan., until her retirement in 2012. She was a member of the Natural Ties student organization at the University of Kansas, a member of the THRIL Horseback Riding Club and a member of St. Eugene Church of St. Mark Parish in Liberty Borough and the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue.

 
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Virginia M. Hess

February 19, 2020 |

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

Virginia M. Hess, age 90, of White Oak, died February 19, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on August 14,1929 and is the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mima Godek.

Virginia graduated from McKeesport High School in 1947 and the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a retired Registered Nurse for UPMC McKeesport for many years and later a private duty nurse. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church and currently a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish.

 
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Philip J. Limina

February 17, 2020 |

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

Philip J. Limina, age 71, of Duquesne, died Friday, February 14, 2020.  He was born in Johnstown, PA on May 25, 1948 and is the son of the late Joseph and Carolyn Fusaro Limina.

 
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James Emmett Englert

February 15, 2020 |

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

James Emmett Englert, age 91, of McKeesport, died Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on January 7, 1929 and is the son of the late John S. and Mary Cavanagh Englert. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric as a draftsman and was employed in the LRA division of the E. Pittsburgh plant working with Nuclear Generators. He was a member of the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center. The Western PA Conservancy, and Mary, Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Pius Church). He was a Sergeant in the Army Occupational Force in Japan.

 
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Sean L. McKown

February 11, 2020 |

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

Sean L.  McKown, age 47 of Kettering, Ohio passed away  Monday, February 10, 2020 at home.    He was born in McKeesport, PA  on April 6, 1972 and is the son of the Susan C. (Halstead) Owens (Michael) and the late Laurence K McKown.  Sean is also survived and by his step-parents Larry and Shirley (Rusinko) Maglicco of Elizabeth Township, Brother Larry Maglicco of Kettering, Ohio, and girlfriend and companion Amber Phillips, also of Kettering, Ohio. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

 
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Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr.

February 11, 2020 |

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

Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr., age 99, of the Tenth Ward section of McKeesport, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Lincoln Place, one of 10 children. Cliff, the last of his generation in the family tree was preceded in death by his parents, the late Foster E. and Mary Jane (Baxter) Flegal, Sr., brothers, Melvin (Fania) Flegal, Foster E. "Bud" (Virginia) Flegal, Jr., George A. (Mary) Flegal, Paul E. (Florence) Flegal, M. Wallace "Wally" Flegal and John Williard "Jack" Flegal; sisters, Beulah Flegal, Margaret (Thomas) O'Toole and Blanche (Thomas) Allison and his beloved wife, Janet Buti Flegal. 

As a young man, Cliff enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Dec. 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as a Chief Yeoman during World War II traveling to Europe and the Pacific, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. Throughout his life he showed pride in family, city, flag and country.

Cliff, a lifelong and proud Republican was formerly active in politics as a Candidate for US Congress in 1951. He served as McKeesport City Controller, City Clerk of Council, and Chairman of the McKeesport Republican Committee. When he was in his 60’s, he retired as a Workman’s Compensation Representative for the Department of Labor and Industry where he helped retirees with benefits.

 
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Barbara Volas

February 06, 2020 |

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

Barbara Volas, age 84, of White Oak, passed away on February 3, 2020 surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness.  She was born on March 3, 1935 in Kremasti, Rhodes, Greece and is the daughter of the late Peter J. and Katerina Cantemiry Volas.  

Barbara graduated from McKeesport High School in 1952.  She attended Pratt Institute in New York.  She later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1963 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1967.  Barbara lived the artist’s life.  She held adjunct professor appointments at Western College for Women, now Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio and Carnegie Mellon University.  She exhibited her work at individual, group and invitational shows throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.  Several of her paintings and prints are part of individual and corporate collections.  Barbara earned awards and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.  Barbara will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews when they would visit her home, garden and studios.  

 
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Jack Harris

February 05, 2020 |

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

Jack Harris, age 78, of Irwin, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on September 13, 1941 and is the son of the late Martha L. Kinling Harris.  He was employed from the former Carbidie which was later purchased by Kennametal, Inc. until he retired. 

 
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Rita Fisher

February 05, 2020 |

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

Rita A. Fisher, age 94, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  She was born on December 16, 1925, in Braddock and was the daughter of the late Davide and Elvira Petrilli Russo.  She was the wife of the late Anthony L. Fisher, Jr. who died on March 5, 2016.

 
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Linda Gerstner Sendek

February 01, 2020 |

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

Linda Gerstner Sendek of White Oak, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 69. She was born on March 31, 1950 and is the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Polly Gerstner.

 
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Ronald Paul Leech

January 31, 2020 |

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

Ronald Paul Leech, age 68 of McKeesport, died suddenly, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at his home.  He was born in McKeesport on July 20, 1951 and is the son of Roseltha Sullivan Leech of McKeesport and the late Clyde Leech, Jr.  He is a very proud graduate of Penn State University which he loved greatly. He previously resided in New Milford, Connecticut, and spent much time with his grandson picking him up from school and just having fun. He moved back to McKeesport to be with his mother. He retired from Allegheny County as a Certified Public Accountant. 

 
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Sharon A. Davin

January 30, 2020 |

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

 

Sharon A. Davin, age 75 of Irwin, died at Forbes Hospital on Wednesday January 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 4, 1944 in Wilkinsburg, the daughter of the late John J. and Catherine Longanecker Benedetti. Sharon is survived by her devoted husband Michael J. Davin, loving children; Joseph M. Davin, Valerie (fiancé Timothy Hostert) Davin, grandchildren; Heather and Nichole Marsico, and her 9 beloved golden retrievers. She is the dear sister of Tona Panza.

 
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Lois Y. Deaton

January 25, 2020 |

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

Lois Y. Deaton, age 91, of White Oak died Monday, January 20, 2020.  She was born on December 10, 1928 in McKeesport.  She is the daughter of the late William and Ethel Kimling Yotter and the wife of the late Daniel Harry Deaton.  She is a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, a fantastic seamstress and loved vacationing and sailing with her husband, Daniel, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

 
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Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn

January 20, 2020 |

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

Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn, 72 of West Mifflin, PA died January 18, 2020.  She was born August 16, 1947 to the late Jacob and Genevieve Ann Weber Kratzenberg.  Ms. Senn was preceded in death by her brothers Junior, Jack, Chuck and Don Bowers, Bud and Jimmy Kratzenberg and sisters Elsie, Toots, Lucille and Mary Victoria Kratzenberg.  She enjoyed researching and tracking family history.  She especially loved to visit the cemetery where her family is buried and tending to the upkeep of the graves.

 
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Jeffrey Alan Darragh

January 20, 2020 |

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

Jeffery Alan Darragh, age 67, of White Oak, formally of Penn Boro, died January 13, 2020.  He was born in Greensburg on June 24, 1952 and is the son of the late Donald and Dorothy Linsenbigler Darragh. He was retired from USS Clairton Works, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and was a member of the Penn Rod Gun Club, a lifetime member of the Penn Boro Fire Department., and a former Mayor of Penn Boro.

 
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