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 www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com