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Elizabeth "Betty" Lindahl

June 26, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" Lindahl, age 88 of Marion, Texas, formerly of White Oak, entered eternal life on Sunday, June 23, 2019.  She was born May 2, 1931 in Versailles Boro, the daughter of the late John and Bertha Nemeth Bunda and the wife of the late Robert Harold Lindahl.  She was a banquet hostess employed by the Palace Inn Restaurant for many years. Betty was also a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1949.  Betty was always an active member of her church, McKeesport Presbyterian and Immanuel United Presbyterian. She was a loving animal advocate and rescue supporter who very much loved her dogs, Daisy and Pearlie. Betty loved to cross-stitch, cultivate flowers and work puzzles in her spare time. Those she leaves behind will most remember her for her love of God and family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, neighbor, friend and wife and will be truly missed by all.  She is survived by daughters, Valerie L. (Larry C.) Moore of Marion, Texas and Michelle Lindahl of Orlando, Florida; granddaughter, Elizabeth Leslie Moore of Marion, Texas; nephews, Charles Beres of Pfafftown, North Carolina and Martin Beres of Ottawa, Canada. She is preceded in death by her 12 siblings.  Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Service, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-617 on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jim Leuenberger officiating.  Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfunerslhomes.com.

 


Marjorie E. Petkus

June 20, 2019 |

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

Marjorie E. Petkus, age 89, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born on June 17, 1930 in Pitcairn, the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Dent Waite.

She is survived by her husband; George Petkus, and daughters; Sandi Petkus of Indiana, PA, Beverly Cechman of Pitcairn; son-in-law, Kenneth Cechman of Pitcairn; and sister-in-law, Helen Waite of Turtle Creek.

Services were held at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor  412-678-6177). To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


John E. Chlystek

June 17, 2019 |

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

John E. Chlystek, age 90, of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born June 1, 1929 in McKeesport, the son of the late Adam and Cecilia Weron Chlystek, and was the husband of the late Georgetta Craine Chlystek. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from McKeesport’s former Fort Pitt Steel Casting Company.

He is survived by his daughters; Patty Smith of Myrtle, SC, Cathy (Bob) McCort of Blairsville, and Tammy (Lou) Warman of McKeesport; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor  412-678-6177) on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of service at noon. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.

To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


William A. Fawcett

June 15, 2019 |

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

William A. Fawcett, age 61 of White Oak, died Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born June 3, 1958 in McKeesport, the son of the late Morrell L. and T. Arlene Roberts Fawcett. Bill worked as an equipment operator for White Oak Borough for 38 years until his retirement. 

 
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Catherine D. Yurechko

June 13, 2019 |

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

Catherine D. Yurechko, age 90, of White Oak, died Thursday, June 13, 2019.  She was born in Pittsburgh on September 15, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Vincent and Mary Bernat Mirarchi and the wife of the late John A. Yurechko.   Catherine was employed at Magee Women’s Hospital for many years before leaving to start her own family.  She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church and was involved in the White Oak Athletic Association when her children were young. 

 
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David Hubert Scott

June 04, 2019 |

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

David Hubert Scott, age 67, of North Versailles, died Monday, June 3, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on July 8, 1951 and is the son of the late Hubert W. and Dorothy Emma Prezel Scott.  He served in the Marines during the Vietnam war.  He was a chef at Robert Morris University and at Parkhurst Dining in Pittsburgh.

He is survived by his wife, Holly McFarland Scott of McKeesport; sisters, Dorothy “Dolly” (Rich) Loughner of Greensburg, Pat (Bill) Rugh of N. Versailles, Evelyn (George) Velardo of Versailles, Janet Kostic of Madison; also beloved nieces and nephews. 

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, (412 678 6177) on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 3:00 until 8:00 pm.  Services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Noon in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kirk Albrecht officiating.  Burial will follow. To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 


Domenico Consales

May 28, 2019 |

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

Domenico Consales, 89, of White Oak, died Monday, May 27, 2019.  He emigrated in 1963 from his birthplace of Mondragone, Italy, where he was born on March 14, 1930.  He was the oldest offspring and only son of the late Salvatore Consales and Matilde Del Prete.  

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Michelina (d'Aiello) Consales and daughter Matilde of White Oak.  He is also survived by sisters; Vittoria Consales of Rome, Italy, and Maria Consales of Caserta, Italy, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Carmela.  

In Italy, he worked in agriculture with his family from a very young age, and for many years.  In the United States, he began working in shipping and packing for Berarducci Brothers.  He was a welder at Reliance Steel in Christy Park, a machinist for Westinghouse Airbrake, and a guard at Kane in McKeesport.

He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church.  He was known for being a very strong-willed, anxious, independent, neat, organized, and frugal man.  He told many stories of his beloved Italy.  He loved to walk, read, sunbathe, garden, and bake bread, all while being very much a homebody.  He could build or fix anything for the home from scratch, often with impressive detail.  He enjoyed desserts and Italian music.  He was a devoted husband and dedicated father.  He was a thoughtful brother, and caring and affectionate uncle who loved talking to and being with his family.  

Friends and family will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm.  A mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Angela Merici church, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, PA 15131 at 12:30pm. Entombment will follow. 

 


Albert Edward Petras

May 27, 2019 |

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

Albert Edward Petras, age 76, of White Oak, died May 27, 2019. He is the son of the late Frank and Anna Evans Petras and was born in Glassport on Nov. 15, 1942. He was retired from Aristech Corporation as a chemical engineer, was a captain in the army during the Vietnam Era, was a member of St. Angela Merici Church where he was the president of the Holy Name Society, a very active volunteer, as well as serving as an usher.

 
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Terri Lynn Hoffman

May 24, 2019 |

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

Terri Lynn Hoffman, age 57 of Elrama, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was born August 16, 1961 in McKeesport and is the daughter of   Joan (the late Russell Ray) Dowling McConeghy of Finleyville. Terri was a former bus driver for the South Park School District and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville. She loved camping and was a long-time member of Holiday Camplands in Pymatuning, Ohio with her husband Larry.

 
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Karen Litzinger

May 16, 2019 |

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

 

Karen Litzinger, age 74, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born in Pittsburgh on October 8, 1944 and is the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Bungert Argall.

 She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dave Litzinger; sons, David (Annie) Litzinger of Irwin and Brian (Maria) Litzinger of Apex, NC; grandchildren, Elise an Brendan Litzinger; sisters, Arlene (the late George) Saula of Grampian, PA and Melanie (William) Hansen of North Huntingdon, PA; nieces and nephews, Shani (Dane) Germuska, Shara Hopkins, Brent (Chrissy) Hansen and Brynn (Phil) Morgan and numerous great nieces and nephews. Karen was a devout family-oriented person…family always came first.  She and her husband, Dave, visited Hawaii (which was Karen’s lifelong dream) for their fortieth wedding anniversary.

 Family and friends will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, 412 678 6177) on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. with her nephew, Brent Hansen, officiating. Entombment will follow.

To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 


Patricia A. Monoyoudis

May 15, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Monoyoudis, age 84, of White Oak died Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on December 13, 1934 and is the daughter of the late George and Elsie Peterson McAdoo. She is the wife of the late George Monoyoudis.  She was employed by the city of McKeesport where she served as the City Administrator. She held the position of Treasurer in 1976 and served in various capacities throughout the years.  She was employed part time at Compacting Tooling, Inc. in Elizabeth.  She was a member of the former McKeesport Symphony Board and the Jodie Matta-Dillinger Cancer Care Foundation at UPMC McKeesport, she was a McKeesport High School graduate and loved working on the reunion committee and she was a member of the Friday Lunch Group.

 
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Marlene Jacobs

May 07, 2019 |

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

Marlene Jacobs, age 82, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on April 11, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Max and Jeanette Berger Neiman.  She was an office manager for many years at the office of Dr. James Auslander.

 
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Patricia A. Crain

May 06, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Crain, age 70, of White Oak died Monday, May 6, 2019.  She was born in Pittsburgh on January 17, 1949 and is the daughter of the late Raymond and Gertrude Cavanaugh Crain.  She was employed at UPMC McKeesport in the Dietary Department for 20 years until she retired.  She is a member of St. Patrick Church and its Christian Mothers, East Allegheny AARP, Mon Valley Life Span in Olympia Shopping Center, Three Rivers Hospice Support Group and the YMCA in Wilmerding. She is survived by her siblings; Jeanne (Thomas) Sandusky of New Britain, Kevin Crain of White Oak, cousins; Sage Cavanaugh and Mark Crain, many nieces, nephews and friends.

 
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Edward M. Lis

May 04, 2019 |

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

Edward M. Lis, age 66 of Dravosburg, died Friday, May 3, 2019. He was born January 2, 1953 in Munhall, the son of the late Edward and Jenny Bolger Lis. He is survived by his wife Danae W. Lis; daughters, Jennifer and Suzanne Lis of Port Vue; step-children, Goldie Himes of Butler, Daniel Cummings of Port Vue; sister Lisa (Peter) McKeone of Liberty Borough, also 16 grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his brother John Lis and step-son Lars Olson.

 
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Joseph Gdovic

April 30, 2019 |

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

Joseph Gdovic, 91, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born in Port Vue, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1928. He is the son of the late Michael and Anna (Koval) Gdovic. He is preceded in death (2002) by his wife Angelina “Angie” (Chiodo) Gdovic. They were married June 11, 1955 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The family also resided for a period of time at their vacation home in Plantation, Florida. He is survived by daughters, Joanne Zettl of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Suzanne Gdovic (James Pokorny) of Arvada, Colorado; Dianne (Phillip) Modenos of Lake Worth, Florida and son Michael Gdovic of Boca Raton, Florida. Also, grandchildren, Dianne Zettl of Columbus, Ohio; Kristen Pokorny and Sean Pokorny of Arvada, Colorado and Joseph Modenos of Lake Worth, Florida; his sister Helen (Roy) Epler of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the United States and the Czech Republic.

In 1945, at the young age of 17 Joe Gdovic enlisted in the Maritime Service, United States Coast Guard-Merchant Marines and served overseas in Italy & the Mediterranean Region.  Just a year later he entered active service with the United States Army, he made Private and then Sergeant and served in Japan with the Nugata Military Government Team. Between 1947 and 1951 he served at Fort Lawton, Washington and Fort Lee, Virginia. He was granted an Honorable Discharge as Sergeant and awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupational Medal, Japan. He received an Honorable Release from Active Duty as a Corporal. His hobbies during his military service included boxing and baseball. He was also quite skilled at the games of pool and cards.  He was a 47-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, USA.

 
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