Sue Striffler Galaski
Sue Striffler Galaski is a fourth generation funeral director, operating the oldest funeral home in the McKeesport/Mon Valley area. Since she was 16 years old, it has been her focus to perpetuate the family tradition of excellence. She attended McKeesport High School but then graduated from Serra Catholic in 1978. She went on to college receiving her Associates Degree in Business Administration in 1980 then graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1981. Sue served her internship with her father in the family business and earned her funeral director license in 1982. Since her father’s death, in 2006, she has served in the capacity as the firm’s president.
Aside from her daily duties at the funeral home, Sue gladly participates in many community functions. She sits on several Boards of Directors including Serra Catholic High School, Penn State-Greater Allegheny, the LaRosa Boys and Girls Club, the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, No-Kill Shelter and UPMC McKeesport. She is also a member of the White Oak American Legion Auxiliary Post #701, St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and Angora Gardens. In addition, she is very involved with many community affairs including the different veterans events such as the SS McKeesport and Flag Day, as well as, the Festival of the Trees, Noah's Arch Community and the McKeesport Hospital Foundation Fashion Show.
Sue Ann is married to Steve Galaski and has a son, Adam Striffler Galaski. She hopes that Adam will commit to the tradition of funeral directors in the family business…since 1866.