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Ronald J. "Lukie" Lucas, Sr.

April 18, 2019 |

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

Ronald J. “Lukie” Lucas, Sr., age 76, of North Huntingdon, died April 17, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 3, 1942 to the late John P. and Rose Palygi Lucas. Ronald was employed by the borough of West Mifflin for almost 36 1/2 years then worked for Norwin School District as a security guard during his retirement.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Lucas; son, Ronald (Jennifer) Lucas, Jr. of Glassport; granddaughter, Karlye Lucas; step-grandchildren, Rebecca Dryer and Nathaniel James Boykin; sisters-in-law, Janice (William) Vasy of N. Huntingdon, Kathy (the late Michael) Vrabel of Plum Borough; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly Lucas.

Family and 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, April 19, 2019 from 4 pm until 8 pm, where service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:30 am with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating.  Burial will follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 


Sarah Lane

April 16, 2019 |

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

Sarah Lane, age 92, of Greensburg, died April 15, 2019.  She was born in Carfin, Scotland on May 14, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Rennie Kelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Drnevich and the late William Lane.  She worked for many years in the cafeteria for McKeesport School District and prior to that, during WWII, she worked at the Christy Park Works in McKeesport.  She was a very dedicated mother who loved vacationing and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts.

She is survived by her children, Frank (Angela) Drnevich of McKeesport; Rebecca (Joseph) Larson of White Oak; Sheila Piechowicz of Irwin; Thomas (Melissa) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; Timothy (Diane) Drnevich of North Huntingdon; James (Nadine) Lane of Greensburg; Shawn (the late Donald) Lane of Oakdale; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 4 sisters.

The family would like to thank the clergy, sisters, and staff at St. Anne’s Home in Greensburg for their compassionate care.

Family and 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, April 17, 2019 from 2 pm until 8 pm. A blessing service will be held at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, PA 15131, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow.

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Thomas R. Medved

April 13, 2019 |

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

Thomas R. Medved, age 77, of McKeesport, died on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born in Braddock on January 3, 1942 and is the son of the late Thomas and Ann Misko Medved. He was retired from the USS Edgar Thomson Steel Works and served in the United States Marine Corps.

 
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Lynn Kardos

April 12, 2019 |

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

Lynn Kardos, age 77 of White Oak, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on March 8, 1942, the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Barco Tkac.  She is survived by her brothers, Paul (Susan) Tkac of White Oak, John (Laura) Tkac of McKeesport and Joe Tkac of White Oak; also nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 
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Mark Peebly

April 08, 2019 |

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

Mark “Peebs” Peebly, age 61, of McKeesport, died April 6, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on March 16, 1958 and is the son of the late William and Thelma Markland Peebly.

Peebs began his career as an auto body technician in the 70’s with his father at the family business, Right Cross Auto, in Christy Park. He continued his career in the same field at various car dealerships in the area. He loved his family and friends, especially his children and granddaughter. Mark was the life of the party and if you met him once you had a friend for life.

 
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Deborah Ann Snyder

April 08, 2019 |

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

Deborah Ann Snyder, age 67 of Erie, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born in Erie, PA on October 21, 1951, the daughter of the late Fred and LouAnn Schultz Whitesel. Debbie put her heart to provident use by taking care of others and pursued a career in nursing. She was employed by Millcreek Community Hospital for over 20 years. She was an avid fan of the arts and entertainment including music, movies, stage productions, and artistic endeavors.

 
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Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos

April 06, 2019 |

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

Stavroula “Stella” Sakellariou Papadakos, age 92, of McKeesport, died Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was born in Xerokambion, Laconia, Greece on October 26, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Cleomenes and Afrodite Poulakakos Sakellariou. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Nicholas P. Papadakos.

 
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James A. Ross

April 05, 2019 |

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

James Albert Ross, age 53 of McKeesport died Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born in McKeesport October 13, 1965 and is the son of Carolyn Ross and the late Dominic Ross. He loved bowling, bingo, and especially Star Trek. He also loved his dog Twister. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved brother Ronald T. Ross, Jr. of McKeesport, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. James is at peace with Ella, the love of his life.

 
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Conlan Eugene Onder

April 05, 2019 |

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

Conlan Eugene Onder, age 20, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  He was born in Washington, PA on November 17, 1998 and is the son of Michael (Dawn Martine) Onder of Pleasant Hills and Kelly Marie Lynch Onder of Waynesburg.  

 
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Dr. Joseph S. Nemeth

April 02, 2019 |

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

Joseph S. Nemeth, EdD, PM, a nationally known educator and reading expert and long-time resident of Bowling Green, OH, passed away on April 1, 2019 at his home in Perrysburg, OH.  Dr. Nemeth was born in Glassport, PA on February 22, 1925.  He is survived by his wife, Elvira (Balku) Nemeth with whom he enjoyed nearly 65 years of happy marriage, his daughters Mary Anne Nemeth (Joseph Phillips), Ann Arbor, MI and Dr. Julie (Richard) Shockley, Wellesley, MA, and sons Joseph S. (Joann) Nemeth Jr., Las Vegas, NV and Michael A. (Dana) Nemeth, Bowling Green, OH.  He had six grandchildren: Joseph S. Nemeth III, Cassandra (Nemeth) Jackson, Samuel, William, and Harrison Shockley, Cole and Miles Nemeth, and two great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Jonah Nemeth.  He was the son of the late Arpad and Mariska (Borso) Nemeth. His brother, Aladar Vilmos Nemeth, and sister, Jolan (Nemeth) Rogers, pre-deceased him.

 

 
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Mildred C. Hanyak

March 27, 2019 |

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

Mildred C. Hanyak, age 95 of Zelienople, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019. She was born October 25, 1923 in Port Vue, the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Bednar Yuscinsky. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Joseph J. Hanyak. Millie dedicated her life to caring for her family and especially her special needs granddaughter.  She is survived by her loving daughters, Helen (James) Stamatelos of Zelienople and Mary Dettore of North Versailles; brother, William Yuscinsky of Orlando, FL; sister, Rose Judd, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Kristen, J. J. and Michael Stamatelos; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Nelson Stanley Hitchens

March 26, 2019 |

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

Nelson Stanley Hitchens, age 82, of North Huntingdon, died on March 26th, 2019.  He was born in Port Vue on March 7, 1937 and is the son of the late Earl Maxwell and Mary Ellen Bain Hitchens. Beloved husband for 61 years of the late Dorothy Hitchens (recently deceased on December 22nd); loving father of Cheryl (Frank Bohm) Hitchens, Craig Hitchens and Chris (Denise) Hitchens; caring brother of Donald (Trudy) Hitchens, the late Dorothy (Melvin) Joel and the late Earl Hitchens, Jr.; and cherished grandfather of Scott Hitchens, Andrew Hitchens, Melissa Rollinson and Nathan Liddell. A graduate of McKeesport High School and possessing an inventive spirit, Nelson spent over 30 years at Carbide as a tool-and-die maker.  He was a lifelong, dedicated Pittsburgh sports fan and an enthusiastic cyclist; he and Dorothy traveled many of Pennsylvania’s rails-to-trails together.

 

 
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Judie G. O'Keefe

March 19, 2019 |

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

Judie G. O’Keefe, age 93 of McCandless, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at The Arbors at St. Barnabas – Valencia. She was born January 9, 1926 in Jeannette, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sally Williams Gabriel and wife of the late John J. O’Keefe. Judie was a 1948 graduate of Duquesne University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Psychology. She was the social chairman for her sorority Sigma Lambda PHI and was a greeter for St. Barnabas. She and her husband John were avid ballroom dancers and achieved the status of king and queen of the ball. She was an excellent seamstress and made her own ball gowns. She touched the lives of everyone she met.

 
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Patricia Gilkey Barth

March 12, 2019 |

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

Patricia Gilkey Barth, age 84, of White Oak, died March 12, 2019.  She was born in Braddock on May 20, 1934 and is the daughter of the late Lewis H. and Ida M. Feeney Gilkey.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Duquesne University and worked for over 20 years as the school librarian for St. Angela Merici School in White Oak. She loved reading books, was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, and was a loving mother and grandmother.

 
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Martin J. Zegar

March 12, 2019 |

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

Martin J. Zegar, age 69, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday March 10, 2019.  He was born in Wilkinsburg on Nov. 9, 1949 and is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Kovacic Zegar. He is survived by his wife, Donna Woods Zegar; son, Lt. Col. Christopher (Laurel) Zegar, a pilot stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; daughter, Jennifer Zegar of North Huntingdon; grandsons, Caleb, Connor and Owen; brother, Stephen (Janet) Zegar of Plum, and niece Alexandra Zegar.

 
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