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Ronald Keck

April 22, 2018 |

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

Carl Ronald Keck, age 85 of West Mifflin, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born August 13, 1932 in New Eagle, the son of the late Carl William and Edith Ackman Keck. Ronald was the owner of the former Keck’s Dairy and Keck’s Famous Restaurant in Wilson and Clairton, PA, where he retired from after more than thirty years in business.

 

 
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Arliss Joyce Harper

April 19, 2018 |

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

Arliss Joyce Harper, age 78, of Glassport, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on February 26, 1940.  She is the daughter of the late Kenneth and the late Mary Grace Evans Jones.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Lewandosky, John Fasiska, and James H. Harper, Jr. 

Arliss was employed at the Amvets in McKeesport for several years.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Lynn (Thurman D.) Smith of Canyon Lake, Texas, Daniel (Evelyn) Lewandosky of Sutersville, John (Christine) Fasiska of Boynton Beach, Florida and Kelly (Rod) Brinker of Rillton; grandchildren, Monique Semian, Malory Bailey, Ryan Fasiska and Derek Fasiska; great-grandchildren, Haley, Miranda, Ethan, Haley, Nolan, Alex and Conor; brothers, Kenneth Jones, Terrance and Andrew Dzvonick.  She is preceded in death by Ronald, Charles and Robert Jones, Dolores Kooy, Arlene Lay, and Darrell Dzvonick.  A special thank you to her doctors, David Harinstein, Kevin Kane, Susan Rakfal and Family Hospice & Palliative Care; and also for their wonderful care, Andrew “Buddy” and Debra Dzvonick.

Services were held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). 

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Rocco R. Tedesco

April 18, 2018 |

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

Rocco “Rocky” R. Tedesco, 94 of McKeesport, PA passed away on April 17, 2018 in Meadville, PA.  He was born on January 22, 1924 in Fayette County, PA son of the late Frank Tedesco and Anna Marie (DiPierro) Tedesco.  Rocco married Dorothy H. Schmipf on March 1, 1947.  She preceded him in death on July 11, 2008. Rocco served in the Army as part of the Blackhawk Division.  He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and a Victory Medal.  Rocco was the owner and operator of Cannon-Tedesco Concrete.  He enjoyed neighborhood activities, flower gardens and helping others in his community.

          

 
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Yolanda Majzer

April 18, 2018 |

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

Yolanda Majzer, age 57, of McKeesport, died April 13, 2018. She was born in St. Croix, Virgina Islands on June 1, 1960. She is the daughter of Phoebie Henry Monell of Elizabeth and the late Marciano Monell. She was a former bus driver for PA Coach Lines for approximately 28 years.

 
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Carmelita A. Halaszynski

April 16, 2018 |

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

Carmelita A. Halaszynski, age 74, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Puerto Rico on July 14, 1943, the daughter of the late Antonio and Facunda Rivera Martinez Guzman, and the wife of the late William N. Halaszynski. She was employed at Forbes Regional Hospital for many years and was a member of Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport. Carmelita enjoyed cooking and loved to spend time with her family.

 
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Elizabeth Marie Stipkovits Garish

April 16, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth Marie Stipkovits Garish, age 34, of McKeesport, after a courageous fight with cancer, died Monday, April 16, 2018.  She was born on May 3, 1983 and is the daughter of Joseph Carl and Cheryl Joy Lorincz Stipkovits of McKeesport.  She was previously employed as a medical secretary at Premier Medical and at UPMC, Braddock Hospital.

 
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Faith Ann Resnik

April 13, 2018 |

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

Faith Ann “Coach” Resnik, age 54, of White Oak, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018, surrounded by all of her siblings and many other family members.  She was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1964 and is the daughter of her loving parents, the late Charles “Chuck” and Florence Rossing Resnik. She was also preceded in death by her big brothers, Charlie and Danny “Rusk” Resnik.

 
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Marlene J. Artim

April 06, 2018 |

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

Marlene J. Artim, age 79, of North Versailles died on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born in Duquesne on October 18, 1938 and is the daughter of the late John and Ann Vircik Files and the wife of the late John E. Artim. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church and was employed by Pizza Hut in North Versailles until her retirement.

 
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George Boros

March 27, 2018 |

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

George Boros, age 86, of McKeesport died Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  He was born in Braddock on February 3, 1932 and is the son of the late Andrew and Marie Matta Boros.  He was the husband of the late Rose Marie Kopolovich Boros.  George served in the Ary duringthe Korea war. He was employed at Mesta Machine in Homestead and then at Thermal Industries in Murrysville.  He volunteered at Meals on Wheels in McKeesport, he loved listening and dancing to Polka music; in fact, everyone wanted to “dance the Polka with Uncle George.”  He had a kind smile that made you smile and everyone enjoyed spending time with him. 

 
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Helen Marie Fencik

March 27, 2018 |

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

Helen Marie Fencik, age 96, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was born September 22, 1921 in McKeesport, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Vojnik Bilohlavek and the wife of the late Stephen Fencik. She belonged to the Liberty Boro Senior Citizens and loved to walk and visit her family in Colorado.

 
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Louise Zivkovich

March 26, 2018 |

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

Louise Zivkovich, age 101 of McKeesport, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was born March 23, 1917 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Peter Ivkovich and Mary Kusic Ivkovich, and wife of the late Michael Zivkovich. Louise is survived by her son, Michael (Kathleen) Zivkovich, Jr. of Columbia, Maryland, daughter Marilyn Milkovich of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, grandchildren; Michael Trent (Margaret) Zivkovich, Catherine Erin (David) Harris, Ashley (Christopher) Barwick, great grandchildren; Charlie, Anna, Wyatt, and Pierce.

 
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Sallie L. Prihode

March 25, 2018 |

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

Sallie L. Prihode, age 81 of McKeesport, died Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was born June 16, 1936 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Ernest and Judy Welsh Lofstrom, and wife of the late Edward P. Prihode. Sallie graduated from McKeesport School of Nursing and worked forty-two years as a nurse for Dr. Laurence T. Ritchie in White Oak, until her retirement. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 47 years. She was a member of the Clairton Chapter #316, past Matron of White Oak Chapter #542, past District Deputy, and 1989 Grand Warder of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania.

 
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Wayne N. Washowich

March 24, 2018 |

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

Wayne N. Washowich, age 74 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Glassport, White Oak and McKeesport, died surrounded by his family on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born December 19, 1943 in McKeesport is the son of the late Samuel Washowich and Cecelia Campbell Washowich Ferry and the step son of the late Harry (KO) Ferry.

 
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Zoran Popovich

March 23, 2018 |

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

Judge Zoran Popovich, of Pawleys Island, South Carolina and formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 20, 2018 at 87 years of age.  Born February 4, 1931 in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Very Rev. Dr. Milan Gabriel and Zoritza Popovich. The Judges wife and mother of their four children, Helen Bodnar Popovich, preceded him in death on May 17, 2010.  They were married for 52 years.  

 
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Larry Hartos

March 19, 2018 |

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

Larry Hartos, age 69, of Duquesne, died Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born September 20, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Arthur L. and Blanche Melcarsky Hartos. Larry was employed at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory as an industrial electrical technician for thirty-eight years. He was the board president of the White Oak American Legion post 701, and former member of the Bethlehem Congregational Church. 

 
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