Mary Jean (Olesky) Strawins

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | December 01, 2020

Mary Jean (Olesky) Strawins, 78, of East McKeesport, died Thursday November 26, 2020. She was born March 30, 1942 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Adele (Charley) Olesky and was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas L Strawins Jr. Mary Jean graduated from Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing and received a master’s degree from Penn State University. She was a retired Registered Nurse having worked as a private duty, medical practice, and hospital nurse. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St Robert Bellarmine Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

She is survived by her son Mark T. (wife Shari) Strawins; her grandson Joshua Robert Strawins; brothers Joseph (Mary) Olesky, Jack (Jane) Olesky, and Thomas (Theresa) Olesky; sister and brother in law Judith Strawins and Michael (Karen) Strawins; also nieces and nephews Ken (Lauren) Olesky, Sarah (Alex) Henry, Becky (Eric) Anderson, Anne Marie (Nate) Lovas, T.J. Olesky, Sarah Leib, Kate Strawins,. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. For online condolences please visit

Originally published December 01, 2020.

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