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Jackeldean "Jacki" Casey Svetz

October 16, 2019 |

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

Jackeldean “Jacki” Casey Svetz of Grafton, Ohio formerly of McKeesport, died on October 8, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on October 21, 1931.  She is the daughter of the late John and Rallie Spurnock Casey and the wife of the late Edward S. Svetz.  She is survived by sisters, Janet, Shirley and Norma Jean; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Grace Raible

October 13, 2019 |

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

Grace Raible, age 95, of Port Vue, died Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1924 and is the daughter of the late Henry and Mathilda Noll Bryer. She was the wife of the late Roy T. Raible, who died December 27, 2014.

 
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John F. Murtha

October 06, 2019 |

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

John F. Murtha, age 98, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born in Monessen, PA on June 30, 1921 and is the son of the late John B. and Gertrude C. Soisson Murtha. He was a longtime Little League Baseball manager/coach in West Mifflin, and a West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Company Chaplin and Officer. He was a charter member of Holy Spirt Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Premarital minister. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II and was a retired electrician for the B & O Railroad and US Steel National Works. He is the husband for 73 years of the late Gloria E. Schankel Murtha, who died, August 29, 2019.

 
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Leo Phillip Axmacher, Jr.

October 05, 2019 |

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

Leo Phillip Axmacher, Jr., age 71, of McKeesport, died Saturday, October 5, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on October 1, 1948 and is the son of the late Leo Phillip and Angeline Primavera Zitz Axmacher.

Leo, a lifelong resident of McKeesport worked at Jordan produce, D&K Department Store, Doubletree Hotel, and the YMCA. Leo enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fan of the Pittsburg Steelers. He liked playing Duckpins at Tube City and enjoyed old westerns including Bonanza and Gunsmoke. Eating dinners with family, especially pizza is one of his favorite pastimes.  

 
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William Benick

September 28, 2019 |

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

William Benick, age 89, of McKeesport, died on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on December 19, 1929 and is the son of the late George and Rose Lechak Benick. He served in the Navy on the U.S. Destroyer, “The Fred T. Berry”, during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a safety director from Enamel Products and Plating and served as the union president.

 
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David Crowe

September 16, 2019 |

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

David Crowe, age 76, of Glassport, died Friday, September 13, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 2, 1942 and is the son of the late Blair and Inez Crow. He worked in the Janitorial industry and is a US Army Veteran.

 
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Betty A. Pikula

September 14, 2019 |

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

Betty A. Pikula, age 68, of Liberty Boro, died Friday, September 13, 2019. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 7, 1951 and is the daughter of the late Steve and Betty Maleski. She worked as the Administrative Assistant of the Medical Education Department of UPMC St. Margaret’s. She was a member of St. Mark’s, St. Michael’s and Queen of the Rosary Grouping.  

Betty is survived by her husband of 39 years, Deacon Stephen Pikula, daughter, Stephanie Pikula of Liberty Boro, her sister, Harriet (Donald) Franklin of Mechanicsberg, PA, sisters-in-law, Nadine Fusillo of Vandergrift and Damaris Wise of White Oak and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Michael R. McCall

September 09, 2019 |

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

Michael R. McCall age 48, of Elizabeth, died, Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on Oct 4, 1970 and is the son of Robert McCall of Elizabeth and the late Nancy Lee Deemer McCall.

 
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Pauline Perhacs

September 03, 2019 |

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

Pauline Perhacs passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 99. She lived a long, full life. She was very social and loved to laugh. When Pauline laughed, it was contagious and caused all who were near her to laugh, too. Born August 7, 1920 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Pauline (Kukechuk) and Theodore (Frank) Dyakon, and stepdaughter of the late Andrew Krotovich. Pauline met her husband, John Perhacs, at 15 and they were married when she was 17 years old. She is survived by her brother, Andrew (Duke) Dyakon and three children, Alvin Perhacs (Betty Ann), Robert Perhacs (Marianne) and Paula Baumgart (Karl), as well as nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Perhacs; brothers John, George and Michael Dyakon; and sisters Ann Krivacek, Mary Brush and Teresa Lubinski. 

Pauline was a highly successful saleswoman in the field of ladies' lingerie. She won trips as rewards and even devised her own thank you incentive gifts for her customers. One of the rewards she earned was a trip to Florida where she had lunch with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Performers. 

In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed gardening, walking in her neighborhood and cooking pork chops, lasagna, pierogies and much more. Her cookies and pies were favorites among friends and family. Some of the most popular included coconut cream, peach, pumpkin, apple, and more.

Possessing a strong love of singing and dancing, Pauline went dancing every Saturday night with her husband. Pauline enjoyed movies and at times watched more than one a day. She even devised her own rating system that she would carry around in her purse and pull out to give people her opinion on the latest box office hits. One of her favorites was physical comedy.

 
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Marlene M. O'Toole

August 30, 2019 |

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

Marlene M. O’Toole, age 83, of N. Versailles, formerly of West Mifflin, died Friday, August 30, 2019. She was born in Homestead, PA on July 20, 1936, the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Gretz Novacek and the wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” E. O’Toole. Marlene worked alongside her husband at their printing company, O’Toole Printing.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine “Crissy” Regan of McKeesport; sons, Lawrence (Kyrie) O’Toole of North Versailles and David (Tammy Zora) O’Toole of McKeesport; grandchildren, Alec Regan, Amanda O’Toole, and Kelsey O’Toole; brother, Stephen (Linda) Novacek, Jr. of West Mifflin; sisters, Rita (John) Chergi of South Park, PA and Kathleen (the late Walter) Howden of Washington, PA.

 
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Walter Robert Frederick Jr.

August 30, 2019 |

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

Walter Robert Frederick, Jr., age 65 of McKeesport, died Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1953 and is the son of the late Walter Robert and Anna Mae Freund Frederick. Walter was a former member of the Eleventh Ward Club and a member of the McKeesport PNA Lodge #352. One of his favorite past times was watching all of the Pittsburgh sports teams.

He is survived by his brothers, William “Toots” (Lon Jean Krivda) Frederick of McKeesport and Charles Frederick of McKeesport. He is also survived by stepchildren, Lisa (Marty) Odenthal of McKeesport and Rick Dyga of West Mifflin, step great grandchildren, Zachery, Harley and Katie Odenthal and Jaiden and Wyatt Dyga, nephews, Chuckie and Billy Frederick, Zachary and Nathan Krivda, and niece, Natalie Gregg, also great nephew, Kameron and great niece, Kendahl. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Dyga.

 
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Gloria E. Murtha

August 29, 2019 |

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

Gloria E. Murtha, age 93 of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 29, 2019. She was born in Mount Clare, PA on November 4, 1925, the daughter of the late Norman G. and Leona B. Miller Schankel. Gloria enjoyed knitting, crocheting, word puzzles, bowling, and in her youth, she was an outstanding swimmer and diver. She loved to color so much that she started a coloring club at Locust Grove Personal Care. Gloria was a member of the USO and was also a World War II Coast Watcher. She was a Eucharistic Minister, taught CCD, and was a premarital counselor.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, John F. Murtha, age 98; sons, John M. (Mary Ann) Murtha of Chambersburg, PA, Richard J. (Pamela) Murtha of Evans, GA, Mark D. (Katherine) Murtha of Clinton, PA, David T. (Debbie) Murtha of Avon, NY, and Kenneth L. (Debbie) Murtha of Worcester, PA; daughter, Eileen L. Murtha of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Bethany R. Murtha, Evan M. Murtha, Kelley A. Murtha, Allison L. Murtha, Bradley A. (Jamie) Murtha, Jeffrey K. (Tara) Murtha, Matthew C. (Maddy) Murtha; great grandchild, Carson K. Murtha. Preceded in death by brothers, Spencer Schankel, Richard Schankel, Theodore Schankel, Leon Schankel, Norman Schankel and sister, Norma Stewart.

 
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Howard G. Dangel

August 27, 2019 |

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

Howard G. Dangel, age 78, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on November 20, 1940 and is the son of the late Edward L. and Elsie A. Sharbaugh Dangel, and the husband of the late Mary Patricia “Pat” Benner Dangel.  Howard was an airplane mechanic for Allegheny Airlines, US Air and other local airlines.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening, golf, fishing, woodworking and DIY Projects.

 
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Joann Ziino

August 24, 2019 |

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

Joann Ziino, age 69 of McKeesport, died Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on March 23, 1950, the daughter of the late Walter W. and Elizabeth Speziale Ziino, Sr. Joann enjoyed spending time with her friends and listening to the police scanner. Her most pride and joy was her son and she was very dedicated to caring for him.

She is survived by her son, Edward Ziino of McKeesport, sister, Wanda Ziino Sims of McKeesport and a host of nieces and nephews.

 
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Nicholas J. Dilucente

August 23, 2019 |

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

Nicholas J. DiLucente, age 66, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 22, 2019.  He was born in Braddock on January 7, 1953 and is the son of Carmela DiNinno DiLucente and the late Joseph DiLucente.  He was employed at US Steel Irvin Works Local #2227 in West Mifflin. He was a loving husband and father who dedicated his life to taking care of his family. From listening to his transistor radio as a youth to his love of satellite radio through his Sonos speaker, “Fee” was an ardent music lover.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Paczak DiLucente; sons, Joseph (Stefani) DiLucente of Irwin and Dominick DiLucente of West Mifflin; granddaughter, Scarlett; sisters, Patty (George Jr.) Shaw of Murrysville and Linda DiLucente of Glassport; He is the uncle and Godfather of George III and Taylor Shaw; Also his beloved cat, Bella, who would never leave his side.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  Services will be Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am in the funeral chapel.  Entombment will follow.  To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

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