Christopher Michael Beaudoin

June 17, 2017 |

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Christopher Michael Beaudoin, age 46, of Unity Township, died peacefully with his parents by his side, Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh on October 22, 1970 and is the son of Benoit R. “Ben” and Marian Sabol Beaudoin of N. Huntingdon. Chris was one of three children diagnosed with autism in Westmoreland County to be enrolled in a newly formed program for Autistic children. Chris was a resident of Community Living Care of Greensburg, where he received excellent care. He had many friends there and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins in Pennsylvania, Maine, S. Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and California.

 
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Samuel Dailey

June 12, 2017 |

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Samuel Dailey, age 64 of Lincoln Borough, died Friday, June 9, 2017. 

 
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Dorothy Louise Schramm

June 08, 2017 |

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Dorothy Louise Schramm, age 85 of McKeesport, formerly of White Oak, died Thursday, June 8, 2017.

 
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Robert P. "Murph" Murphy

June 07, 2017 |

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Robert P. “Murph” Murphy, age 88 of Port Vue, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born in the North Side of Pittsburgh, January 25, 1929, the son of the late Patrick M. and Rose Murphy. He was predeceased by his wife Donna Hayes Murphy and his daughter Kathy Moffitt.

 
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Lucas Adam Salopek

June 02, 2017 |

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Lucas Adam Salopek, was born and died on Monday, May 29, 2017, peacefully in the arms of his parents Shawn and Sarah Salopek of White Oak. 

He is also survived by his twin brother, Colt Michael Salopek;  grandparents, Timothy and Barbara Salopek of White Oak & Adam and Cathy Suhajda of North Versailles; great-grandmothers, Helen Suhajda of Beaver and Irene Swenson of Utah; also aunts and uncles.

Friends and family will be received on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6:45 p.m., with Fr. Kevin Dominik officiating, at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 

James Charles Patch

May 28, 2017 |

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James Charles Patch, age 75, of Elizabeth Twp., died on Saturday May 27, 2017. He was born in McKeesport on April 21, 1942 and is the son of the late Anthony and Juanita Jordan Patch. He was a driver for Port Authority Transit for 26 years and was a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85. He enjoyed music, loved all the local sports teams including the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates, and was a proud organ donor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Esther Snyder; son, Jerel Patch of Baldwin; and daughter, Shannon Patch of Baldwin.

Services were held yesterday at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Gregory Betzner

May 22, 2017 |

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Gregory Betzner, age 62 of Port Vue, died Monday, May 22, 2017.

 
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Stoyanka Popovich Vranesevich

May 21, 2017 |

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Stoyanka Popovich Vranesevich, age 90, of McKeesport, died Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Very Rev. Dr. Milan G. and Zoritza Popovich. She was born in Crepaya, Yugoslavia on October 16, 1926 and was preceded in death by her husband Milan and brothers Dushan and Stoyan Popovich. Stoyanka earned her B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University (formerly Carnegie Technical Institute). She was a loving mother to her children Xenia and Milan of McKeesport, Zora Russell of Serento Florida, grandson George Russell and great grandson Dalton; brothers, retired Superior Court Judge Zoran Popovich of Myrtle Beach, SC; Ray (Shirley) Popovich of Greentree, PA, along with nieces and nephews. Stoyanka was an active member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport-Duquesne and choir member for more than twenty years. She was one of the founding members of the St. Sava Mothers’ Club and danced with the Balkan Dancers. Friends will be received Tuesday, May 23nd from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) with Mali Pomen Services at 7:30 pm. Burial services will be held Wednesday at 12:00 noon at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Stavrofor Stevan G. Rocknage officiating. Entombment will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial gifts in her memory may be made to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Renovation Fund, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Lenore L. Johnston

May 17, 2017 |

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Lenore L. Johnston, age 69, of Dravosburg, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was born in Pittsburgh on September 13, 1947, the daughter of the late George and Blanche Stanley Howard.

 
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Ruth Louise Whirl

May 17, 2017 |

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Ruth Louise Whirl, age 102 of Glassport, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home.  Born July 8, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Zella Stokes Cox, and the wife of the late Robert E. Whirl, who was the former principal of Glassport High School.

 
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Janet Leona Stajduhar

May 16, 2017 |

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Janet Leona Stajduhar, age 69 of White Oak, died May 15, 2017.  She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 19, 1948, daughter of the late John Leo, Sr. and Grace Edna Moore Haid.

 
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Patricia Ann Herlehy

May 12, 2017 |

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Patricia Ann Herlehy, age 74, of Glassport, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 

 
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Janet M. Cox

May 09, 2017 |

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Janet M. Cox, age 79 of Jeannette, died May 8, 2017.  She was born in Liberty Borough on April 7, 1938, daughter of the late Charles and Grace Harper Thompson. She was a member of the Keystone Christian Church, and former organist at the First Christian Church of McKeesport and the Liberty Borough Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Alan “Pete” D. Cox of Jeannette; children, Donald (Jeanine) Snider of Scottdale, PA; Daniel Snider of Jamestown, SC; Denise (Gerald) Eisaman of Elizabeth Twp.; Susan Cox of North Versailles; David (Michelle) Cox of Orting, WA; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother, Charles Thompson, Jr.; and sister, Grace Thompson.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 4 pm until 8 pm with burial at Grandview Cemetery. Family and friends will gather again on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm for services at the Keystone Christian Church, 5875 Washington Ave, Export, PA 15632, with Pastor Jason Carnley officiating.

Remembrances may be made to the Keystone Christian Church. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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Francis M. McDonald

May 08, 2017 |

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Francis M. McDonald, age 95 of N. Versailles, died May 7, 2017.

 
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Margie S. Smyrnes (nee Stoupis)

May 06, 2017 |

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Margie S. Smyrnes (nee Stoupis) passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 from congestive heart failure, surrounded by family and friends. It would have been her 71st wedding anniversary.

Margie, born in Cleveland, OH on December 5, 1926, was the daughter of Koula Logaras Stoupis and George Stoupis of McKeesport. Her beloved younger brother, Manuel G. Stoupis predeceased her in September 2014.

She was the co-owner, from 1956 to 1989, of the former Flair Cleaners and Home Laundry in White Oak, PA with the love of her life and partner in marriage and business, Michael V. (Mike) Smyrnes who predeceased her in October 2015.

She married her high school sweetheart on May 5, 1946 after graduating co-valedictorian and year book editor of her McKeesport High School class of 1945.  Her first job was an executive secretary for the GC Murphy company.

After World War II, Margie and Mike had several business adventures as partners in Paterson NJ, New York City and Canton, OH before moving back to McKeesport and North Huntington, PA.

Always active in the church, Margie was a former choir director of the Greek Church of the Annunciation when it was located in McKeesport. After the parish moved to White Oak in 1966, she was active in the McKeesport International Villiage with her church and was President of its Philoptochos for several years.

As President of the Ridge Road Women’s Club, she spearheaded the effort to raise funds for the purchase of the first modern ambulance for Rescue 8 paramedics in North Huntington.

Margie, despite her full-time work as a business woman, always had time for whoever needed help. She had boundless energy, tenacity, wit, intelligence and sage advice. Her math skills were legendary. Margie was also a Girl Scout troop leader for 10 years.

She enjoyed flying with her husband in his Cessna airplane, sewing, gardening, music, and reading articles on medical research and finance. She was also a good Canasta player.

She is survived by daughters, Peggy (Dr. Karl Williams) Smyrnes-Williams of Squirrel Hill; Kathleen S. (Eric) White of Bradford Woods; and grandson, Michael E.C.  Williams of Pittsburgh; and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.

In addition to her beloved husband, daughters and their husbands, her absolute joy was her grandson, Michael E.C.  Williams. She taught him to play checkers, card and math games and the video game Zelda.

Friends will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Monday May 8th from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Trisagion at 7:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday May 9th, 10:00 am at the Greek Church of the Annunciation in White Oak with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Funeral Services will be co-officiated by Father William Zotis and Father Christopher Bender. Entombment will follow in the Lebanon Chapel Mausoleum.

Remembrances in Margie’s name may be made to the Eye and Ear Research Foundation of the University of Pittsburgh, the Philoptochos of McKeesport, or the American College of Lakota Sioux.

 
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