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David R. Wippich

January 24, 2021 |

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

David R. Wippich, age 53, of McKeesport, died on January 23, 2021. He was born in Jefferson, Missouri, on May 1, 1967 and is the son of Edward Snickner and Lily Wippich.

 
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Marvin Lewis Herren

January 22, 2021 |

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Marvin Lewis Herren, age 84, of White Oak, died on Thursday, January 21, 2021. He was born in Braddock on November 8, 1936 and is the son of the late Oscar and Marie Danielson Peterson. He was employed for many years as a manager in various Thorofare Supermarkets in the produce department. He was a 62 year member of the Polaris Lodge #375, formerly Aliquippa Lodge, F & AM Masons, where he earned his 32nd degree. He was a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, Faith Lutheran Church of White Oak, the Sons of Italy Band, and the Postal Workers Band. He loved to play the trumpet, was an avid reader, and a historian of museums and trains.

 
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Betty J. Kaler

January 18, 2021 |

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

Betty J. Kaler, age 86, of Irwin, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on June 29, 1934 and is the daughter of the late William and Regina Smith Kaler. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in McKeesport, was a secretary at the G.C. Murphy Company and later was employed as the executive secretary for the vice president of Three Rivers Bank. She was a member of the Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church. One of her greatest joys was attending the symphonies and operas in Pittsburgh.

 
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Helen Bogden

January 18, 2021 |

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

Helen Bogden, age 98, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born in Hostetter, PA on May 22, 1922 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Pavlock Godula, and the wife of the late John B. Bogden. She worked as a salesclerk for the former Gimbel’s Department Store at Eastland Mall. Helen truly enjoyed fashion, flower gardening, and cooking and was well known for her stuffed cabbage. She was most proud of her Slovak heritage.

 
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Eric Joseph Kozak

January 18, 2021 |

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

Eric Joseph Kozak, age 60, of Whitehall, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on August 15, 1960 and is the son of the late Zolton and Mary Ann Gillingham Kozak.

 
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Pearl R. Hart

January 14, 2021 |

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

Pearl Rozella Hart, age 86, of McKeesport, died on January 11, 2021.  She was born in McKeesport on September 21, 1934 and is the daughter of the late Orida and Jenny Pezel and is the wife of the late Harry Edward Hart.

 
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Carl Wallace Amman

January 13, 2021 |

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

Carl Wallace Amman, age 90, of White Oak, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh, on August 21, 1930 and is the son of the late Carl Wallace Amman and the late Amelia Sior Kelly. He worked as a draftsman in the engineering department and later retired as a foreman for US Steel National Works McKeesport. He also worked at the former Dunn Corporation in Carnegie for many years. He was also a very active member in the Beulah Park United Methodist Church.

 
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Carole Simon

January 11, 2021 |

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

Carole Simon, age 82, of White Oak, died on January 7, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on March 3, 1938 and is the daughter of the late David and Lillian Shermer and the wife of the late Martin Simon.

 
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Benjamin DeBello

January 11, 2021 |

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

Benjamin DeBello, age 75, of McKeesport, passed peacefully on January 5, 2021. Born in Wayne, New Jersey on November 4, 1945 and formally of Norwich, New York and Alton, New Hampshire. He is the son of the late Benjamin and Alice Kopack DeBello, and the husband of the late Anna DeBello.

 
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Judith Lichtenstein

January 11, 2021 |

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

Judith Lichtenstein, age 83, of Grandville, MI, died on January 8, 2021. She was born on October 12, 1937, in McKeesport, PA, and is the daughter of the late Gustav and Olga Spitz Gottdiener, and the wife of the late David Lee Lichtenstein.

 
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Anna L. Biber

January 08, 2021 |

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

Anna L. Biber, age 88, of Elizabeth Township, died on January 6, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh on October 6, 1932 she is the daughter of the late Katherine Currie and the wife of the late Donald Biber. She worked as an administrative assistant for Boston Mutual Insurance Company. She enjoyed volleyball, fishing, and bowling with her friends.

 
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John Regis Poisel

January 07, 2021 |

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

John Regis Poisel, age 68, of Elizabeth. Died on January 2, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh and is the son of the late Edward and Rosalia Irene Flynn Poisel and the husband of Catherine Poisel. John served in the United States Air force, during the Vietnam War. John retired from US Steel as a steamfitter and has worked in house keeping for Magee Hospital.

 
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John Prokop, Sr.

January 06, 2021 |

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John R. Prokop Sr., age 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away on January 5, 2021. He was born in Port Vue on January 27, 1933 and is the son of the late Stephen and Ann Pavlik Prokop and the loving husband of Ann Bradford Prokop. He served in the United States Army. John worked many years for Western Union and Miller Hydraulic Company. He was a member of the Liberty Boro Vets Club.

 
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Ann Kemp

January 04, 2021 |

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

Ann Kemp, age 89 of Oakmont, formerly of White Oak, died on Saturday, January 2, 2021. She was born in Altoona on December 13, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Monroe and Edna Edgein Eckroth and the wife of the late George R. Kemp.

 
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Margaret Ann Falavolito

December 31, 2020 |

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

Margaret Ann Falavolito, age 78, of Pittsburgh, died on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  She was born in Ipswich Suffolk, England on December 27, 1942 and is the daughter of the late Phyllis Herring.  Margaret loved the Steelers and Garth Brooks.  She also enjoyed knitting and cooking.

 
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