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Patronella L. Ohler

November 23, 1925 — July 7, 2022

Patronella L. Ohler, age 96, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was born in Scottdale, PA on November 23, 1925 and is the daughter of the late Vittorio and Angelina Caliciotti Bianchi and the wife of the late Virgil M. Ohler. She was employed at Zayre Department Store (later Ames) from 1965 until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of the McKeesport Church of Christ. She loved to go on casino trips, play cards, and bingo. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughters, Sondra (Gene) Cherepko of McKeesport; Debra (the late Ronald) Katchur of McKeesport; Pamela (Scott Maciarz) Saxon of McKeesport; sister Antoinette (the late George) Snyder of Dunbar, PA; grandchildren, Melissa (Joseph) Ernst; Michael (Nicole) Cherepko; Ronald (Kristen) Katchur; Robert (Desiree) Cherepko; Steven Cherepko; Joseph (Mandy) Saxon; Christopher (Dez) Saxon; Amanda (Patrick) McCormick; great-grandchildren, Dylan; Alexandria; Madeline; Jacob; Ron; Rogan; Reddik; Renden; Kamryn; Kendyl; Arden; Nolan; Cadence; Danica; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Patronella is preceded in death by her siblings, Mary (the late Victor) Kern; Jean (the late Lou) Cicchino; Josephine (the late Ralph) Kennedy; and Rose Bianchi.

Family and friends will gather on Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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