Obituary Listings

Harold J. Stritzinger

April 9, 1922 June 27, 2017
Harold J. Stritzinger
There are condolences waiting approval on Harold's Tribute wall
Obituary for Harold J. Stritzinger

Harold J. Stritzinger, 95, of Burgettstown, passed away at 2:44pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in his home surrounded by family. He was born on April 9, 1922, in Pittsburgh, son of the late Frank Regis and Catherine Pershon Stritzinger. Mr. Stritzinger worked for Climax Molybdenum Co., as a mechanic for 25 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Avella. Mr. Stritzinger was a hard worker. He operated his family farm in Burgettstown since 1939. When he wasn’t farming, he enjoyed restoring buggies and sleighs. On April 30, 1949 in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Oliver, he married his wife of 65 years, Mary Ellen Schmid, who died on May 4, 2014. Surviving Mr. Stritzinger are: three daughters, Mary Lee Fantoni of Burgettstown, Linda A. (Richard) Orton of Washington, Jane M. (Brian) Trimble of Seven Fields; two sons, John H. (Patricia) Stritzinger of Burgettstown, Michael F. (Suda) Stritzinger of Burgettstown; nine grandchildren, John “JC”, Paul, Kevin, David, Duane, Daniel, Victoria, Rachel and Ashley; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Mariah, William and Beatrice; and a sister, Bernadette (Irv) Phillis of Burgettstown. Deceased in addition to his wife and parents are, a sister, Helen Marie Rohr; and two brothers, F. Regis & John Stritzinger. Friends and family will be received from 2pm-8pm on Thursday, June 29, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., 18 Campbell St. Avella, PA 15312. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Friday, June 30, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 95 Highland Ave. Avella, with Rev. Robert M. Staszewski. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Avella. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Harold J. Stritzinger, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

visitations: thursday, june 29th 2-8pm




2:00 PM 6/29/2017 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/29/2017 8:00:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street
PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.
18 Campbell Street Avella 15312 PA
United States

mass of christian burial: friday, june 30th 10am




10:00 AM 6/30/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church

95 Highland Avenue, Avella, PA 15312

St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
95 Highland Avenue, Avella, PA 15312

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Harold J. Stritzinger

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Harold

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.