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Dainty, Sandra L. 77

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1938-05-15
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Sandra L. Dainty, 77, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at home. She was born May 15, 1938, in McKeesport, and was a daughter of the late Emerson L. and Velma Whitfield Betz. She was the wife of the late Richard "Dick" Glenn Dainty Sr., who died Feb. 19, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Richard G. (Lois) Dainty Jr. and Emerson L. "Moose" (Kathleen) Dainty, of Elizabeth Township; daughters, Beverly (George) Ritchey, of Bakers Summit, and Dalynn Dainty, of Somerset; brother, Fred (Betty) Betz, of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynda Dainty; and sister, Nancy Betz. Friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Private interment will be in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Western PA Chapter at 1-800-726-2873. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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DeWalt, Craig 64

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Craig "Moe" DeWalt, 64, of West Mifflin, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Hospital after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father and friend. He was born July 14, 1951, in McKeesport, a son of the late Charles Walter DeWalt Sr. and Gizella (Jean) Kozak DeWalt. Moe was a self-employed master carpenter, as well as a retired maintenance worker for Riverview Homes Association, who loved life to the fullest. He was "bigger than life" to his wife, Bev, his family and all that knew him. Moe's biggest enjoyment of life was fishing on the New Jersey party boats with his buddy, Tim, and gatherings with his family. He was an avid Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan, enjoyed having a beer, floating in his pool and listening to the game. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly (Linn) DeWalt; son, Benjamin (Rachel) DeWalt, of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; daughter, Katharine L. DeWalt, at home; and granddaughter, Mollie Rose, whom he adored. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles (Joyce) DeWalt, of West Mifflin, and Carl "Bucko" (Dawn Hoffman) DeWalt, of Maryland; and sisters, Charlotte (Ed Mogus) DeWalt, of White Oak, Carla (Alan) Ochap, of McKeesport, and Cyndi (John) McGinnis, of Washington, Pa. Moe is also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who loved their Uncle Moe, as well as many, many friends, who will never ever forget "Moe." Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.
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Douglas, Mary 89

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1925-12-12
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Mary (Morosko) Douglas, 89, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at her residence. Born Dec. 12, 1925, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Masley Morosko; and the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Douglas. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael, John, Joseph and Pete; and sister, Ann (Morosko) Benjamin. Mary was the loving mother of three children, Marlene (Charlie) Barnes, William "Bill" (Kay) Douglas and Linda (Don) Stoddard. Also, she was the loving grandmother of five, Darren (Angie) Barnes, Danny (Andrea) Barnes, Bill (Jennifer) Douglas, Amy (Dave) Ruland and Lisa (Bill) Walker; six great-grandchildren, Katie, Emma, Jake, Nathan, Madilyn and Tyler; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her sisters, Irene (Ciro) Venturini and Helen (Mike) Stovar. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Marty Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Janosik, Eugene L.

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Teichart-Gracan, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Eugene L. "Gene" Janosik, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. He was the son of the late Andrew and Minnie West Janosik. He is survived by sisters, Wonnetah Janosik, of Celebration, Fla., and Dolly Anderson, of Bethel Park; a brothr, Bill (Peggy) Janosik, of Bethel Park; also nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Gene was a retired hair stylist for Elizabeth Arden Salons. Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Christ the Light of the World Church (Holy Name). Interment Jefferson Memorial Park.
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Kaduke, Andrew 90

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1924-12-07
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Andrew Kaduke, 90, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Andrew was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Glassport, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Janitor) Kaduk. He joins his beloved wife of 58 years, Catherine Vrabel Kaduke, who preceded him in death July 19, 2013. He is survived by his children, Karen (Fred) Blanchard, of Elizabeth, Donna (Robert) Szarmach, of Havelock, N.C., David (Beverly) Kaduke, of Columbus, Ohio, Sandra (James) Dinofrio, of West Mifflin, Raymond (Ruth) Kaduke, of Pittsburgh, Charlene (Michael) Lacey, of Bethel Park, and Suzanne (David) Cipriani, of Bethel Park. Andrew loved and cared deeply for all his family and especially his grandchildren, Careen (Rod) Waterman, Allison, Adam, Rachel, Brianna, Todd (Stephanie), Rebecca, Nicholas, Christian, Cecilia, Catherine, Delaney and Thomas. His sisters, Helen Ciavarra and Irene McLaughlin, also survived him. After 39 years of hard work and service, Andrew retired from U.S. Steel Clairton Works in 1982. Everyone was welcome to his home and to share at his table. Andrew was an avid lover of dancing, golfing and Pittsburgh sports. Keeping their home and yard well-cared for was a labor of love both he and Catherine shared. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, 412-881-4100. A funeral Mass will be noon Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin. Everyone please meet at church. Gifts in memoriam of Andrew may be made on behalf of his beloved grandson, Tommy, to Autism Society of Pittsburgh, 4371 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Kapral, Margaret 96

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1919-04-18
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Jordan, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Margaret Kapral, 96, of White Oak, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in AHN Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. She was born April 18, 1919, in Braddock, and was a daughter of the late John and Anna Gortek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kapral. Margaret was a member of the former Russian Orthodox Church of the Resurrection in Forest Hills. She is survived by her children, Loretta (Charles) West, of New Jersey, Frances (the late Thomas) Hebda, of White Oak, with whom she resided, and Ronald P. (Judith) Kapral, of Allegheny Township; sister, Katherine (Harry) Lucas, of North Versailles; seven grandchildren, Lorinda (Peter) Vaughan, Tamara (James) Quimby, Mitchell (Maria) Hebda, Nancy (Charles) Lukondi, Thomas (Amy) Hebda, Paul T. Kapral and Matthew (Michelle) Kapral; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak, where a burial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dimitri Ermakov officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. Condolences may be made at www.jenniferjordanfuneralhome.com.
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Radu, Elizabeth J. 86

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1928-10-28
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, Dravosburg | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth J. Radu, 86, of McKeesport, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. She was born in Liberty Borough on Oct. 28, 1928, to the late John and Elizabeth Miller Sr. Elizabeth was an avid reader and enjoyed watching soap operas. She was employed for many years at Kaufmanns in Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by brother, John Miller Jr.; and nephew, John Miller. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah E. Radu, of McKeesport; niece, Susan E. Bilec, of Port Vue; and nephew, Gregory A. Miller, of McKeesport. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at STRIFFLERS OF DRAVOSBURG/WEST MIFFLIN, 740 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, PA 15034 (412-678-6192). Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark Parish in Port Vue with Father Daniel Straughn officiating. Burial will follow.
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Striffler, Patricia A. 87

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Patricia Anne (Connelly) Striffler, 87, of White Oak, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Patrick Aloysius and Christine Erda Weiskircher Connelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Sheridan Striffler and the mother of the late Frank Connelly Striffler. She was a 1946 graduate of McKeesport High School, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hill University, served her internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and then worked at McKeesport Hospital as an assistant dietitian. After raising her children, she owned and operated All Aboard Travel Agency in McKeesport and North Versailles where she worked from 1978 until 1993. She was a member of the McKeesport College Club where she previously served as president, was a member and volunteer for the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center and also served on her high school reunion committee for many years. She is survived by her children, Edgar Patrick Striffler Esq. and Sue Ann Striffler (Steve) Galaski, both of White Oak; grandson, Adam Striffler Galaski; grand dogs, Puerta and Rico; sister, Carlene Cavanaugh, of Ocala, Fla.; and nieces, Stacy J. Cavanaugh, Kathleen (Alar) Elken and Christine (Scott) Altman. Friends will be received from 2 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate and burial will follow. Remembrances may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 or the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132.
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