Richard J. Crux, age 67, of West Mifflin, passed away on June 3, 2021, at UPMC Mercy. Born in McKeesport on April 24, 1954, he was the son of the late Raymond and Marjorie (Watts) Crux. Richard was retired from Fisher Body-WEMR (Welding Electrical Mechanical Repair), was a coach and umpire for West Mifflin girls’ softball, coached for the West Mifflin Boy Baseball League, was a former member of the West Mifflin School Board, and a member of the Polaris Masonic Lodge #375. Married for 47 years to Ruth E. (Hvizdos) Crux, he is the father of Raymond J. (Jennifer) Crux of Rotterdam, NY, Rebekah L. Crux of West Mifflin, and Rachel B. (Michael) Ruffing of Buckhannon, WV; grandfather of Andrew Crux, Alexis Crux, Layla Chapman, and Mikey Ruffing; brother of Marjorie “Peggy” Crux of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeanne Scholl of Myrtle Beach, SC, late Bobby Crux, late Linda Files Balint, and late Thomas Clemons. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 2-7 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 A.M., with the Rev. Stan Gregorek officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.
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