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Raymond C. “Rev” Pater

November 29, 2019 |

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

Raymond C. “Rev” Pater, age 96, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at his residence.  He was born in Glassport on January 28, 1923 but became a life-long and proud resident of McKeesport at a very young age.  He is the son of the late Anton and Leona (Josek) Pater.  He was the husband of the late Bertha (Szilagyi) Pater, who died February 20, 1998. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Caroline Lucas, and brother, Joseph Pater.   He retired from General Motors' Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin with 35 years of service and was a member of the UAW.  He was a very devoted employee for GM always saying, "I asked them for a job and was grateful they gave me one" and always drove a GM car!

He is survived by daughter, Nancy (Peter) Anderson of Akron (Green), OH; son, Raymond J. (Linda) Pater of West Deer Township, PA; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.  He loved his family, and we loved him, and feel blessed to have had him with us for so long.

 
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Randy Drew Mayer

November 28, 2019 |

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

Randy Drew Mayer, age 64, died September 13, 2019 in Northern Ireland. Randy was born in Punxsutawney, PA on May 5, 1955 and was the son of Suzanne Mayer of West Mifflin and the late Kenneth Mayer. In addition to his dear mother, he is survived by his siblings, Rodney (Mila) Mayer of Gaithersburg, MD; Allyson (Jake) Plisco of Pleasant Hills, PA; and Bradley Mayer of Windsor, Ontario. Randy is survived by his partner, Kevin O’Connor, of Northern Ireland.

Randy’s family moved to West Mifflin when he was a child. After college, he travelled to Europe and was employed with the US Army in Germany, a position in which he served for 25 years, before completing his duties at West Point Military Academy in New York. Upon retiring, he returned to Europe and settled in Northern Ireland where he made his home. Randy was an active sportsman and passed away of a sudden cardiac event while on his beloved bicycle.

He is truly missed by his partner, friends, and loving family.

 

 
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John Stephen Pasternak

November 27, 2019 |

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

John Stephen Pasternak, age 88, of White Oak, died November 26, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1931 and is the son of the late John Michael and Mary Elizabeth Lichman Pasternak. He is retired from USS National Tube.

John is survived by his wife, Evelyn Begg Pasternak; son, David Pasternak of White Oak; sister, Alice (Edward) Scheetz of McKeesport; sister-in-law, Eleanor Pasternak of White Oak; sister-in-law, Frances Leschak of Baldwin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mildred and Donald Rendulic of Murrysville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert.

 
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Joseph Jude Orosz

November 26, 2019 |

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

Joseph Jude Orosz, age 37, of McKeesport, died November 25, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on Feb. 6, 1982 and is the son of Sharon Tyskewicz Orosz Yokimcus of West Mifflin and Joseph Orosz of Dravosburg.

Joseph was a graduate of West Mifflin High School and worked in the food industry as a wait staff. He is survived by his sisters, Samantha Orosz and Jessica Orosz, both of West Mifflin, step brothers Adam Orosz and Dave Orosz, both of Dravosburg, and nephew, Xavier Lyle.

 
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Lorrie Ann Diaz

November 25, 2019 |

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

Lorrie Ann Diaz, age 46, of McKeesport, died, Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born in Wilkinsburg on October 18, 1973 and is the daughter of Joseph (Darla) Diaz of Munhall and Carol Stumpf Diaz McClelland of Cannonsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Cheyenne (Jamese) Dellapenna, Mason (Samantha) Diaz of Midway and Freddy (Ashley) Whetzell of Herminie, 7 grandchildren, siblings Lisa (Roy) Campbell of Cannonsburg, Dana (Jim) Metcalf of Munhall, Joseph (Kim) Diaz of Dunn, N. Carolina, and Brad (Rachel) Diaz of West Mifflin, step sisters, Jackie, Winnie and Joceyline, nieces, Sheila and Katelyn, nephews, Darrell, Roy, Jason, William, and Tripp, step nieces and nephews, and significant other, Matthew Dellapenna of McKeesport.  Lorrie was preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley.

 
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Grace Marie Chalmer "Sis" Theis

November 21, 2019 |

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

Grace Marie Chalmer “Sis” Theis, age 98, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on November 29, 1920 and is the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Robinson Cheshire and the wife of the late John C. Theis. 

She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.  She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Michael) Landosky of Latrobe; brother, Jack Theis of Elizabeth; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by brothers, William Guiser, and Charles, Carmen and Ronald Sachs.

 
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Robert Bailey

November 19, 2019 |

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

Robert D. Bailey, age 74, of McKeesport, formerly from the state of California, died Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 15, 1945 and is the son of the late Leon Odell and Reta Mae Johnson Bailey.  He served in the US Airforce and was a retired building state Inspector for education in the State of California.

 
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Theresa DeMarino

November 19, 2019 |

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

Theresa DeMarino, age 95 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on April 4, 1924 to the late Frank and Nancy (Veltri) Elia. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, Theresa also worked at McKeesport Hospital. She had been living with her daughters, spending her time between Orlando, Florida and Winder, Georgia.  She really loved spending time with all of her family and gave us all many wonderful memories. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Nicholas DeMarino and two sisters, Angelina Cherpak and Rose Vito.

 
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Charles E. Ryan

November 12, 2019 |

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

Charles E. Ryan, age 82, of West Mifflin, formerly of Christy Park, died Thursday, October 31, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on September 6, 1937 and is the son of the late James and Nancy Morgan Ryan and the husband of the late Patricia A. Schneider Ryan. He was employed at Port Authority for over 30 years until he retired.

 
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Thomas McGinty

November 11, 2019 |

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

Thomas McGinty, age 81, of Polk, PA, originally of McKeesport, died October 7, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on July 25, 1938 and is the son of the late Francis P. and Loretta Mulligan McGinty.

 
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Dolores M. Francetic

November 08, 2019 |

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

Dolores M. Francetic, age 92, of White Oak, died Friday, November 8, 2019.  She was born in Braddock on December 28, 1926 and is the daughter of the late George and Ann Pendro Susce and the wife of the late George B. Francetic.  She enjoyed working in the garden, baking and cooking.

 
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Albert Louis Funk III

November 06, 2019 |

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

Baby Albert Louis Funk III went to be with Jesus Monday, November 4, 2019.  Infant son of Peggie Paulus and Albert Louis Funk, Jr. of McKeesport.

 
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Stanford Alan Lefkowitz

November 05, 2019 |

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

Stanford Alan Lefkowitz, age 88 of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born In McKeesport on June 23, 1931 and is the son of the late Carl and Rose Lichenstein Lefkowitz. Stan was the beloved owner of Penn Taft Pharmacy which has cared for generations of West Mifflin residents for the last 70 years. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Accounting and Duquesne University in Pharmacy, Mr. Lefkowitz also served the nation as a Navy Corpsman for the US Marines.  He was the Alumni of the decade for Duquesne University, President of the Allegheny County Pharmaceutical Association, Proctor for Interns for Pharmacy School for hundreds of pharmacy students, and sponsored scores of little league baseball teams.  Stan was very involved in the community.  Stan Lefkowitz was kind and compassionate - loved by everyone who knew him and always left folks feeling encouraged and better about themselves. 

 
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Leonard "Leo" Joseph Puma

November 04, 2019 |

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

Leonard “Leo” Joseph Puma, age 94, of McKeesport and West Palm Beach, Florida, died Sunday, November 3, 2019.  He was born in Lorain, Ohio on March 18, 1925 and is the son of the late Samuel and Rose Marino Puma.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and received honors for his service. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in McKeesport.  He was a retired member of Iron Workers Local #3 for 71 years and was elected and served as President for 12 years.  He then was the Business Manager for the Pittsburgh Building Trades for the following 12 years.  He was an accomplished Union Rights activist and devoted much of his life to the cause. After retirement, he was a PA State Constable.  He was a member of the former McKeesport Elks Club, the Eleventh Ward Club, the Italian Heritage Society, the Renzie Seniors and the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Nicholas Charles Ursta

October 29, 2019 |

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

Nicholas Charles Ursta, age 52, of Versailles and White Oak, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  He was born in Pittsburgh on October 29, 1967 and is the son of Geraldine Montgomery Ursta and the late Charles Ursta.  He was a fence installer and contactor. Nick was a first responder and EMT for White Oak Rescue Squad for approximately 25 years and then a firefighter and EMT for Versailles Volunteer Fire Company since 2004. He was a part of all rescue efforts in New York City for the 9/11 tragedy. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends.

 
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