Theresa "Tessy" Waligura

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

Theresa “Tessy” Waligura, age 65, of Monroeville, died January 3rd, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 16th, 1952, the daughter of the late George R. and Ann Frederick Schlicht. She is survived by her husband, Dr. R. Curtis Waligura of Monroeville; daughters, Megan (Christopher) Brengel of Morristown, NJ, Emily (Scott) Deke of Dallas, TX, Melanie (Timothy Collins) Waligura of Dallas, TX, Kathryn (Arianne Smith) Waligura of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Georgeanne Schlicht of White Oak, Margaret Schlicht Creehan of McKeesport, Patricia (Joseph Quinn) Schlicht of Squirrel Hill; brothers, George R. Schlicht, Jr. of McKeesport, John (Jill) Schlicht of Atlanta, GA; and grandchildren, Patrick, Parker, and Cameron. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Michael, and her sister-in-law, Lillian Martinez.

Tessy received her nursing degree from the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and then her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Penn State University.  Her relationship with her husband, Curt, began while she was working on the IV team at McKeesport Hospital.  She worked alongside him for over 15 years as the office manager and patient care advocate.  Tessy loved to play golf and enjoyed late nights at the casino.  She was fond of traveling with Curt and their close friends, as well as fine dining and red wine.  Her greatest passion was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Friends and Family will be received on Sunday, Jan. 7th, 2018 from 2:00 until 8:00 at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday at 10:30am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 245 Azalea Dr., Monroeville, PA 15146. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s German Cemetery. Rememberances may be made in Tessy’s name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Light of Life Rescue Mission,913 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Condolences may be made at

Originally published January 05, 2018.

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