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David M. Waratuke

February 14, 2017 |

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

David M. Waratuke, age 67 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

 
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Ellen C. Lundberg

February 13, 2017 |

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

Ellen C. Lundberg, age 94, of McKeesport, died Monday, February 13, 2017.

 
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Ellen I. Showalter

February 13, 2017 |

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

Ellen I. Showalter, age 84, of McKeesport, died Saturday February 11, 2017.

 
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Donna L. Recker

February 06, 2017 |

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

Donna L. Recker, age 87 of McKeesport, died Sunday, February 5, 2017.

 
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Charles R. Jobe

February 03, 2017 |

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

Charles R. Jobe, 79, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Born April 15, 1937, in North Braddock, he was a son of the late Peter C. and Velma Christy Jobe and husband of the late Cecilia Anna Sharf Jobe. He served in the Marine Corps and was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Barber School. He retired from US Steel as a Quencher Pump Tender after 35 years of service, was a member of St. Mark Parish, an active member of SOAR and Port Vue Senior Citizens, square-danced with the Franklin Squares and really enjoyed swing dancing. He is survived by his daughters, Charmaine Ann (Don) Greco, of Beaver Falls, and Shelley Meyers, of Pleasant Hills; and grandchildren, Donnie, Marcus, Cara Marie and Cecilia. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at STRIFFLER'S OF WHITE OAK CREMATION & MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at St. Mark Parish, Port Vue, with Father Daniel Straughn officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Katherine "Kay" Sas Valerio

February 03, 2017 |

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

Katherine “Kay” Sas Valerio, age 95 of Elizabeth Twp., died Thursday, February 2, 2017.

 
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Margaret R. Grice

January 30, 2017 |

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

"argaret R. Grice, age 88, of McKeesport, died Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was born in Elizabeth, PA on July 9, 1928, daughter of the late James and Annie Collins Williams, and wife of the late Raymond "Barney" Grice.

 
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Martha S. Nelson

January 30, 2017 |

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

Martha S. Nelson, age 90, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of White Oak, PA, died Sunday, January 22, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport, PA on March 2, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Ira M. and Anna Reisner Shoup and the wife of the late G. Walter Nelson, Jr.  Martha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Westminster College and her Master of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. She was an English teacher at Glassport Junior-Senior High School and Penn State University McKeesport Campus.  She was a private tutor and a member of the McKeesport College Club. 

 
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Martha S. Nelson

January 28, 2017 |

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

Martha S. Nelson, age 90, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of White Oak, PA, died Sunday, January 22, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport, PA on March 2, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Ira M. and Anna Reisner Shoup and the wife of the late G. Walter Nelson, Jr.  Martha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Westminster College and her Master of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. She was an English teacher at Glassport Junior-Senior High School and Penn State University McKeesport Campus.  She was a private tutor and a member of the McKeesport College Club. 

She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Michael Hronek) Nelson of Bay Village, Ohio and Dr. Katherine A. Nelson of Ithaca, New York; grandchildren, Anne (Erich) Dietrich and John Nelson-Hronek.

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 Friday, February 3rd from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 Noon.  Burial in Richland Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com  

 
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Lorraine Marie Hays Zajicek

January 24, 2017 |

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

Lorraine Marie Hays Zajicek, age 94, of McKeesport died on Monday, January 23, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on August 10, 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Carl J. Zajicek, and was the daughter of the late Clifford R. and Lillian Dietrich Hays, stepdaughter of Lillian McMarlin Hays, and granddaughter of Rose and Robert Hays.

 
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Paul Keenan

January 22, 2017 |

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

Paul Keenan, age 84, of White Oak died on Saturday January 21, 2017. He was born in McKeesport on October 11, 1932 and is the son of the late James and Gladys Jordan Keenan. He retired from USS National Tube as an engineer and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member at St. Angela Merici Church, the Croatian Club in Versailles, 6th ward EBA Club in McKeesport, and the White Oak America Legion Post 701. He was the former senior vice commander of the East McKeesport VFW post 8430, and past governor of the former Moose Club in McKeesport.

 

He is survived by his wife; Dolores DiPerna Keenan, step-sons; Paul (Linda) Skalski of West Mifflin, Peter (Cynthia) Skalski of Essex, MD, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Friends and family 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 January 24th from 4 pm until 8 pm. Services will be on Wednesday January 25th at 9:30 am in the funeral home chapel with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com 

 
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John Nicora, Jr.

January 20, 2017 |

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

John Nicora Jr., of White Oak, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Mary Bosga Nicora.

 
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Lula Louise "Noodles" Teck

January 16, 2017 |

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

Lula Louise "Noodles" Teck, age 65 of McKeesport, died Monday, January 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in McKeesport on May 21, 1951, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Ostrander) Moore. Lula was preceded in death by her husband Richard Teck.

 
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Priscilla L. Jurann

January 16, 2017 |

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

Priscilla L. Jurann, age 76 of Port Vue, died on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 19, 1940, daughter of the late Philip F. and Laura B. (Franz) Jurann.

 
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Julius Mario "Little Jue" Johnson

January 11, 2017 |

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

Julius Mario Johnson, aka Little Jue, age 37, of Clairton, PA was called home to glory on December 23rd, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Juanita Clyde Hopkins of Clairton, PA.
Surviving are his father; Julius J. Johnson, stepmom; Mary Jo of Duquesne, children; Destiny D. Middleton of Braddock, Jadore J. Johnson, Ja’Irus J. Johnson, Kamari L. M. Johnson of Cincinatti, OH, Julionna J. Johnson of Clairton, siblings; Andre Hopkins of Penn Hills, Jermaine R. Johnson of Uniontown, Keanen W. Johnson of West Mifflin, Geneva A. Johnson of Wilkinsburg, nieces; Keyonna, Reneseme, Keylaya, Keymaya, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Julius loved his music and loved to cook.
Services will be held on Saturday January 14th from 11 am to 1 pm at Christ Temple A.M.E. Church, 937 Rose Street, Mckeesport, PA 15132, with Rev. Geoffry Tate officiating and remarks by Rev. Terry Johnson. Announcement by Striffler Family Funeral Homes of McKeesport. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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