Jean Bridges
1925 - 2016
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Jean Bridges, 91, of Arvada, Colo., formerly of Dravosburg, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Born Jan. 11, 1925, in Duquesne, she was the only daughter of the late Ray and Hazel Swaney Richards. During World War II, she was a "Rosie the Riveter," working at Duquesne Steel Works making artillery shell casings for the war effort. She enjoyed her participation and friends in the Dravosburg Community Club and the Crafters group at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport for many years, until her move to Colorado. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Henry A. Bridges Jr.; and her brothers, Jack, Emery, Charles, Lou, Donald, and Kenneth Richards. She is survived by a brother, William Richards, of West Mifflin; son, Kevin, and his wife, Siggi, of Ashburn, Va.; daughter, Donna, and her husband, David of Arvada, Colo.; daughter, Karen, and her husband, Barry, of Madison, Ala., their two children, Brian and Kelly; and four great-grandchildren, Kai, Malia, Lily, and Charlotte.
Friends will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 220 8th St., McKeesport, PA 15132, followed by services at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.
Donations may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, American Cancer Society, any hospice care facility, or a favorite charity. Arrangements by STRIFFLER FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 412-678-6191. Condolences may be made at

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Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review from Nov. 18 to Nov. 30, 2016.
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October 17, 2018
To the Family -
It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially at such a young age. Please find comfort in God's promise found at John 6:40 which says that soon we will see all our loved ones again. My deepest condolences.
December 8, 2016
Heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise at 1Thessalonians 4:14 will bring you comfort. Knowing that there is a future for the ones we have loss in death can be reasurring.
S. Hill
November 29, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief. May all fond memories of Martha Bridges stay close to your hearts.
Psalms 46:1
November 26, 2016
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
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