Eleanore V. Schaffer

June 23, 2016 |

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Eleanore V. Schaffer, age 85 of White Oak, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was born in Russelton, Pa. on April 21, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Marinak) Mitro.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years Edward G. Schaffer; Sons, Jeffrey W. (Kim) Schaffer of Monroeville and Scott M. (Jackie) Schaffer of Peters Twp.; daughter Donna (Gary) Thomas of McLean, VA. Grandmother of AJ, Katie, Matthew, Jacquelin, and Abbey.
Services were held yesterday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc. 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177.
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Edward P. Soltis, Jr.

June 18, 2016 |

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Edward P. Soltis, Jr. age 65, of Port Vue, died suddenly on Friday, June 17, 2016. He is the son of Edward P. Soltis, Sr. of Port Vue and the late Dolores (Haberjak). He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Diane R. (Gessner) Soltis. Edward loved to garden and detail vehicles and most of all spend time with his family.

He is survived by daughter Jennifer (Chris) Honeywill of Hopewell Twp., sons Bryan (Lori) Soltis of N. Huntingdon and Jason (Lindsay) Soltis of Hopewell Twp.; granddaughters Kyra & Allison Honeywill and Lacy & Kailey Soltis; sister Kathleen (Ray) Stell of N. Huntingdon, and loving nieces and nephews.  

 
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Florence M. Simasek

June 17, 2016 |

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Florence M. Simasek, age 96, formerly of West Mifflin; died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Lanham, Maryland. She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Florence (Madison) Chesnick and wife of the late Michael J. Simasek, Sr.

Florence is survived by her daughter Christine (the late Larry) Jolliffe of Lanham, MD and her son Michael John Simasek, Jr. of Greenbelt, MD; half sister Marilyn (Matthew) Kalo of Gibralter, MI and half brother Stephen Dennis (Bernice) Chesnick of Fargo, ND. Also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Dennis Frey

June 12, 2016 |

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Dennis Frey, age 67, of N. Versailles, died June 11, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 29, 1948 and is the son of the late Fritz and Charlotte Lips Frey.  He was a Veteran of the Army serving in Vietnam. He was a retired firefighter with over 50 years of service. He was a past chief for #3 Fire Company, West Mifflin, station #295. He was a volunteer for White Oak and West Mifflin EMS, was employed by McKeesport Private Ambulance Company and was a charter member of the Red Knights. He is survived by his wife Carol Moffett Frey, children Dawn (Michael) Shelly of McKeesport, Kimberly (Brian) Priest of Palmyra, PA, William (Tiffany) Davis, Jr. of N. Huntingdon and Joshua Davis of N. Versailles. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and all of the sons and daughters of the fire companies.
Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisors, 412 678 6177) on Tuesday from 6-8 pm and Wed. from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Services will be held Thursday at 10 am in the funeral home chapel with burial immediately following. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Aaron Anthony “Swift Eagle” Hale

June 12, 2016 |

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Aaron Anthony “Swift Eagle” Hale, age 50, of Elizabeth died June 11, 2016. He was born on Aug. 15, 1956 and is the son of Lydia Moore Hale of New Town, N. Dakota and the late Edward O. Hale. He was a cook for Mike’s Pizza in Elizabeth and a concrete worker for Wilhelm’s in Elizabeth. Along with his mother he is survived by his wife, Diane Domer Hale, children Julian Anthony (Debbie) Hale and Shalya Rae Hale all of Pgh., sisters Kim (the late Frank) Pulli of Palm Harbor of Florida, Leslie (Michael) Hammerberg of Stanley, N.D., JODY (Robert) Brieck of New Town, N.D., Faith (Ken) Wright of Amherstburg, Ontario, Brothers; Alma “Bo” (Carol) Hale of Dravosburg and Edward (Virginia) Hale of Elizabeth. He is also survived by grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and aunts and uncles. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his brothers; Frederick and Keith and step father Timothy Hale.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Strifflers of Dravosburg/West Mifflin, 740 Pgh.-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, 15034 (412 678 6192). His nephew, Pastor Phillip Fox, will officiate. Immediately following the Celebration of Life will be a gathering of friends and family from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Cornelius "Mickey" McNeil

June 10, 2016 |

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Cornelius “Mickey” McNeil, Jr., age 85 of McKeesport, died Thursday June 9, 2016. He was born in McKeesport on March 16, 1931, and is the son of the late Cornelius J. McNeil, Sr. and the late Nora (Welsh) McNeil.

He was a bus driver for Greyhound Lines, Inc. for 30 years.  He was a member of the 6th Ward Club in Pittsburgh.  He really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed watching all the Pittsburgh Sports Teams and he loved to spend summers on Canadohta Lake with his family and friends.

 
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Douglas R. Weimer, Sr.

June 09, 2016 |

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Douglas R. Weimer, Sr. age 85, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was the son of the late Ross S.  and Gertrude Weimer; beloved husband of Louise H. (Ballog) Weimer.
He was retired from the McKeesport Parking Authority, former employee of US Steel, Duquesne; manager at Carnival Beverage in Duquesne; security officer at Wabco and also security manager for Zugarman Inc. and Giant Eagle. He was Committee man and former Council member for the City of McKeesport. Douglas belonged to the 11th Ward Welfare Assoc., and the Ushers Club of St. Pius.

 
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Ronald A. Fedor

June 09, 2016 |

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Ronald A. Fedor, 73, of Port Vue, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was born Aug. 17, 1942, in McKeesport, and is the son of the late Andrew and Mary Popik Fedor. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Robert) Pegnato, of North Huntingdon; his son, Denny (Darnell) Fedor, of Washington, Pa.; grandchildren, Tyler and Layla Pegnato and Jericho Fedor; sister, Geraldine Grundler, of Naples, Fla.; and also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Regis Fedor. Friends and family will gather from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the funeral home chapel, with Father Donald Voss officiating at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15132, Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery in North Versailles. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Rodney M. Selders

June 05, 2016 |

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Rodney M. Selders, age 69 of White Oak, formerly of Denver Colorado, died at home Sunday, June 05, 2016. He was the son of the late Gus and Anna Mae Selders and brother of the late Diana Carol. Beloved husband of Gayna K. Selders.

Rodney was a retired Fire Marshall for the city of Sheridan, CO. He loved being a firefighter and woodworking. He was a member of Mon Yough Carvers and a very active member of the E. McKeesport VFW Post 8430.

 
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Betty Ruth Kline

May 29, 2016 |

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Betty Ruth Kline, age 88, of White Oak, died May 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born in McKeesport on August 22, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Max and Leona Berkowitz Greenfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of over 60 years, Bernard H. Kline, a WW ll veteran and her brother, Donald Greenfield.

She was a retired registered nurse, a former Brownie Leader, loved to go to lunch with her friends and play bridge and Mahj Jongg. She was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, the Sisterhood, B’Nai Brith Women and Hadassa. She truly enjoyed singing and tapdancing in the Sisterhood Plays and at the membership luncheons.

She is survived by daughters; Ellie (Bruce) Lederman of Pacific Palisades, CA, Meryl (Fred) Trachtman of Olney, MD, son; George (Mary Jo) Kline of White Oak, grandchildren; Eric, Jeffrey, and Joshua (Elizabeth) Lederman, Reita, Lena, and Max Kline, and Rachel and Molly Trachtman, and sister, Phyllis Greenwald of N. Hills, California.

Friends and family 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 Tuesday from 1:30 until 3:00 pm. when services will be held in the funeral home chapel. Rabbi Paul Tuchman will officiate the services and the eulogy will be by Rabbi Daniel Schiff. Burial will follow in Agudath Achim Cemetery in Forest Hills.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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James (Jim) Joseph Schubert

May 29, 2016 |

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James (Jim) Joseph Schubert, age 50, of Donegal passed away suddenly at his home on May 28, 2016. Born in Homestead on September 18, 1965, he was the son of the late Harry and Shirley (Ireland) Schubert. An employee of DeCarlo Distributing,Jim loved to DJ and enjoyed amusement parks, roller coasters, baseball, and Laurel Highlands Campland.

Surviving him, his beloved wife Patricia Diane (Stewart) Schubert of Donegal, daughters; Jamie Schubert of Finleyville, Courtney Schubert of McKeesport and Shannon Schubert of McKeesport, step-son; Brandon Nowikowski of Donegal, brother; Ronald Schubert of Homestead, and sister; Elaine Burgey of North Huntingdon.

Loved ones 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 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm with services at 7:00 pm with Pastor Richard Krug officiating.

Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Silvia Gore

May 27, 2016 |

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Silvia Gore, 69, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 27, 2016. She was born in Pietransieri, Italy on September 24, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Pasquale and the late Florina (Cordisco) D’Aloisio and beloved wife of Richard W. Gore of McKeesport. She is the mother of Randall (Kristen) Gore of Houston, PA; sister of Ermelinda Passalacqua of Italy and Lucio D’Aloisio of Detroit,, MI and the late Paola Passalacqua; aunt of Katya Dolce, Marco, Sara and Viviana Passalacqua, Pasquale D’Aloisio and Adelaide Fabilli.

 

 
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Albert "Jake" Popojas

May 26, 2016 |

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Albert “Jake” Popojas, age 84, of Liberty Boro, died May 26, 2016.  He was born in Duquesne on October 1, 1931 and is the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Huszar) Popojas and beloved husband of Theresa (Bollas) Popojas. 

He was a member of St. Mark Church and Liberty Borough Veterans Association.  Jake retired from U.S. Steel where he worked as a bricklayer.

Services were held Thursday at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177).

 
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John R. Gyergyo

May 18, 2016 |

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John R. Gyergyo, age 76 of Greensburg, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was born in North Braddock on July 4, 1939 and is the son of Irene Poch and John Gyergyo.  He was employed at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh until he retired.  He is survived by his son, Jeffery Gyergyo and daughter, Kelly (Bob Fraas) Gyergyo ; brother, Dave (Yoshi) Gyergyo of Jacksonville, NC; sister, Marion Morgan of West Palm Beach, FL and Rick Millen, who was like a son to him.  He is preceded in death by his son, John A. Gyergyo.

 
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John E. Ravey

May 16, 2016 |

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John E. “Pap” Ravey, 91, of New Kensington, formerly of White Oak, died Sunday, May 15, 2016.  He was born in Braddock on November 27, 1924 and is the son the late Michael and the late Clara (Brahler) Ravey and the husband of the late Eileen J. Babyak Ravey.

 
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