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Paul M. Rae

November 20, 2018 |

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

Paul M. Rae, age 59 of North Huntingdon, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.  He was born April 22, 1959 in McKeesport, the son of Joan B. Opperman Rae from North Versailles and the late Robert G. Rae.  He was an avid sports enthusiast especially football and baseball. 

 
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John A. Kondos

November 17, 2018 |

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

John A. Kondos, age 48 of West Mifflin, died Friday, November 16, 2018. He was born September 30, 1970 in McKeesport and is the son of Andrew and Anna Kalpidou Kondos of West Mifflin. In addition to his parents, John is survived by his brothers; Constantine “Dean” (Cathy) Kondos of White Plains, NY, James (Nadia) Kondos of Jefferson Hills, and nieces; Dimitria, Elana and Anna Kondos; uncles, Lazaros(Athoula) Kalpidis of Athens, Greece, and Theodore (Katherine) Kondos of Elizabeth, cousins; Cleo Kalpidou Ioannidou and Ioannis Kalpidis, and many uncles, aunts, nephews, and cousins residing in Athens, Greece.

John was a special Olympian in running, bowling and basketball in the Special Olympics. He enjoyed writing and coloring and traveling to Greece with his family.

 
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Roslyn C. Phillips

November 14, 2018 |

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

Roslyn “Roz” Phillips of Glassport, formerly of White Oak, passed peacefully on November 14, 2018 at the age of 94. Married November 4, 1944, she joins her husband of 74 years, Melvin “Mel” Phillips, who passed in 2010. Roslyn was born March 8, 1924 in Vanderbilt to Mary Pepe and Joseph Bonadio. She grew up and raised her family in Glassport, PA.

Roslyn was in the beauty business for many years beginning with Roslyn’s House of Beauty. While traveling with Breck Color Company sharing her expertise, Roz and her husband decided to open Roz-Mel’s Beauty Salon. Continuing to follow her dreams, Nadine’s Coiffure and Boutique was opened, which brought Roslyn great joy to have her family working together. After retiring from the beauty business, she worked as a bookkeeper for Quality Inn and Brandywine Agency. Known for her tenacious energy and work ethic, Roslyn worked into her 80s and became a Community Health Ambassador with Pitt’s Center for Healthy Aging where she shared her secrets of longevity. She was an active member of her churches by serving as a choir member, reader and eucharistic minister. Throughout her life, she enjoyed dancing, doing the jitterbug with her brothers, listening to Sinatra, playing Bingo and card games with family and friends and wearing hats!

Roslyn was intensely proud of her daughter, Nadine and son-in-law, Jim Rossini of Bethel Park, as well as her grandsons, Justin (Cassie Dennis) of Lawrenceville and Aaron (Ali Rose Dachis) of Brooklyn, New York.

Roslyn will be missed by her brothers Frank, William and Hank Bonadio, and sister-in-law, Florence Bonadio along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine Miller, brothers Nate and Emmett Bonadio, and in-laws Earl Miller, Irene, Margie, Linda and Lois Bonadio.

 
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Donna W. McGregor

November 14, 2018 |

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

Donna W. McGregor, age 84, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  She was born May 2, 1934 in Charleroi, the daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice Thayer Welch, and the wife of the late William McGregor.  Donna enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, and was once an avid bowler.  She always made time to take care of her family, especially her grandchildren. 

 
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Joyce Ann Skirtish

November 13, 2018 |

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

Joyce Ann Skirtish, age 71 of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, November 11, 2018.  She was born on October 22, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Marco and Anna Sokolosky Skirtish.  Joyce was a former property manager for apartments in the Pittsburgh area.  She was an award-winning baton twirler and enjoyed fishing and bowling. 

 
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Caroline Skrtic

November 11, 2018 |

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

Caroline Skrtic, age 90 of Port Vue, died Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born April 14, 1928 in Glassport, the daughter of the late Michael and Amelia George D’Annunzio, and the wife of the late Paul G. Skrtic. Caroline was a member of St. Mark Parish and of the Port Vue American Legion, Post 447 Women’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. Skrtic of Lawrence, Kansas; daughter, Catherine Ann Skrtic of Lawrence, Kansas; sister, Judith (the late Walter) Kapuska of Brainerd, Minnesota; nephews, Albert, Joseph and John D’Annunzio, Michael Thomas, and Christopher Kapuska; nieces, Mary Ann Kennedy, Margaret Feltz and Patricia Rodman. She was preceded in death by her brother Albert D’Annunzio and sister Mary Ann Thomas. 

 
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Jeanette Neiman

November 11, 2018 |

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

Jeanette Neiman, age 99, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. She was born in Braddock on June 24, 1919 and is the daughter of the late Beni and Rose Halpert Berger. She is the wife of the late Max Neiman and is survived by daughters; Marlene (Dr. David) Jacobs of McKeesport and Sheila (Dr. Paul) Spivak of Carnegie, grandchildren; Jeffrey (Marilyn) Jacobs, Benjamin (Jennifer) Jacobs, Robert (Renee) Spivak, Alicia (Albert) Sohnen and Todd (Melissa) Spivak, also great grandchildren.

 
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Elizabeth M. Lee

November 07, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth M. Lee, age 97 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  She was born July 30, 1921 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John and Mary Golya Robb and the wife of the late William White and the late George Lee.   She was an expert at knitting and won many awards over the years, she volunteered at McKeesport Hospital, was employed at McKeesport City Hall and loved being around children of all ages.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen Wedge of Bethel Park; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.   She is preceded in death by her son, James White; and 11 siblings. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 410 Sixth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, with Fr. Donald Voss officiating.

 
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Dominic F. Ross

November 07, 2018 |

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

Dominic F. Ross, age 58, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  He was born on November 30, 1959 in McKeesport, the son of Carolyn Szekely Ross and the late Dominic Ross.  He was a licensed Inspection/Emissions Technician at Steel City Auto in McKeesport.  He enjoyed riding his Harley, working on his Trans Am and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was passionate about driving his 18 wheeler, which allowed him to travel and see the country. He had a heart of gold and often helped anyone in need.

 
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Valerie Ann Elbrecht

November 05, 2018 |

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

Valerie Ann Elbrecht, age 54 of Port Vue, died Friday, November 2, 2018.  She was born on March 8, 1964 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Edward and Virginia Bik Elbrecht. 

 
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Charles R. Fulton

October 30, 2018 |

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

Charles R. Fulton, age 74, of Port Vue, died on Sunday, October 28, 2018.  He was born on January 10, 1944 in McKeesport, the son of the late Howard and Gladys Wrigley Fulton and the husband of the late Barbara Todaro Fulton.  Charles served in the Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was employed at Ingram Barge Lines and then retired from the former US Steel – Glassport Foundry.  He became a devoted Catholic during the later stage of his life receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation, with his grandson, Michael, by his side.

 
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Helen Rose Arendas

October 22, 2018 |

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

Helen Rose Arendas, age 98 of N. Versailles, died Sunday, October 21, 2018. She was born April 26, 1920 in White Valley, PA, the daughter of the late George and Francis Demshire Previc, and the wife of the late George W. Arendas. She was preceded in death by her son Robert G. Arendas and 12 siblings.  She loved Polka dancing and frequented the Slovenian Ballroom in Herminie, PA.

Helen is survived by her sons, David W. (Sue) Arendas of Clarion, PA, George C. (Christine) Arendas of San Diego, CA, daughter-in-law, Roean Arendas of N. Versailles; granddaughters, Nicola (Bruce) Eaton, Erin Arendas and Andrea Arendas, all of San Diego; and great-grandson, Lincoln.

 
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Sarah C. Petras

October 20, 2018 |

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

Sarah “Sally” C. Petras, age 79 of McKeesport, died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center, Turtle Creek, PA. She was born March 15, 1939 in New Eagle, PA, the daughter of the late Daniel M. and Lois Seng Plummer. In her early years Sally worked at R.E. Kaplan Furniture, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Hamil Manufacturing and Johnston the Florist. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes and costumes for her daughter. Her greatest joy was tending to her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leslie F. Petras; daughter, Danielle Anthony of N. Huntingdon; brother, Daniel Plummer of Santa Monica, CA; and grandchildren, Katherine Rose and Gabriel J. Anthony.

 
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Michael Nesbitt

October 17, 2018 |

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

Michael Nesbitt, age 57 of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He was born March 22, 1961 in Pittsburgh, the son of Inez Arango Nesbitt of Duluth, Georgia, and the late Lawrence C. Nesbitt. He is also survived by his wife Debra Kay Clevenger Nesbitt of McKeesport; brother, David Nesbitt of Houston, Texas; cousins, and friends, Reverend Helen Burkhart and Jeffrey Baumiller of McKeesport.

Friends and family will be received at Hunter-Edmundson-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191) on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12pm until 1:30pm when prayers will be officiated by Reverend Helen Burkhart. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Dawn Ann Arrington

October 17, 2018 |

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

Dawn Ann Arrington, age 65 of Homestead, died Sunday, October 14, 2018. She was born June 18, 1953 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late George Earl and Mary Kathleen Day Goodridge and wife of the late David Vaughn Arrington. Dawn was a sales clerk for Dollar General and Marshalls. She was well known in her community and was the first to offer help to anyone in need.

 
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