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Betty J. Kaler

June 29, 1934 — January 17, 2021

Betty J. Kaler, age 86, of Irwin, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on June 29, 1934 and is the daughter of the late William and Regina Smith Kaler. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in McKeesport, was a secretary at the G.C. Murphy Company and later was employed as the executive secretary for the vice president of Three Rivers Bank. She was a member of the Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church. One of her greatest joys was attending the symphonies and operas in Pittsburgh.

Betty is survived by sisters, Donna Milslagle of Meriden, CT; Connie (Terry) Casteel of Irwin; nephews, Bob; Bill; Glenn; and Greg Milslagle; and Randy Gooch; nieces, Renee Gooch and Shannon Galloway; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Zachary; Joey; Bradley; Kyle; Alex; Nicholas; Haylee; Riley; and Briella.

Family and friends will gather at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until a blessing service will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association: Greater PA Chapter, 2835 E. Carson Street, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

The family and our team members appreciate that all visitors follow current CDC guidelines including wearing of masks, social distancing and capacity limits. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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