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Paul T. Straitiff

October 14, 1935 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 86)
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Formerly of Forest Hills, age 86, died on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Beloved husband of Betsy (Masterson) Straitiff of 64 years.

Loving father of Megan (David) Kuehm of FL, Tricia (Brian) Yost of NV and Jodi (Matt) Horgan of Kittanning.

Dear grandfather of Ben (Danitza) Nicklow, Amy (Joe) Plaks, Jeffrey Yost, Sam, Isabel and Georgia Horgan.

Proud great-grandfather of Aurora and Josie Nicklow; Jack and Simon Plaks.

Paul was born and raised in Indiana, PA, attended The Keith School of Indiana and graduated from Kiski Prep. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College and afterwards served in the U.S. Army. At age 55, he retired from his career as a Financial Specialist with Travelers Insurance Co. Finding a need to keep busy, Paul took a job with a caterer at CMU’S Software Engineering Institute which fit and fed his enjoyable pastime of cooking meals of all sorts. Beside cooking for family, Paul also loved music and excelled at playing the piano and organ.

There will not be a visitation.

A private service will be held at the family’s convenience.

Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.




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