Albert “Al” John Stegena
U.S. Marine Corps
6 October 2021
The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have been invited by the family of Albert “Al” John Stegena , a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a Law Enforcement Officer to stand in silent honor then escort to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies for the interment.
Al enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1955 as an Airplane, and Jet Engine Mechanic and was honorably discharged in 1959, receiving the Good Conduct Medal.
Following time served in 1965, Al was hired by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, beginning a 39-year career in a field in which he excelled and grew to love. Al’s dedication led him to assignments on federal, state, and local task forces apprehending violent fugitives and dangerous criminals. Al’s work with those different agencies forged many bonds and contacts with other Officers, Agents, and Deputies which served him well and assisted in his ability to be successful. Al spent the latter part of his career working in Drug Enforcement and his knowledge, drive, and determination was an inspiration to the younger Officers. Al was often the “Go To Guy” for those young Officers who needed advice and he enjoyed mentoring them. Al was highly respected by Supervisors, peers, Attorneys, Officers from other Law Enforcement Agencies and those in the court system.
Al served our country and his community with honor, it’s now our turn to stand in honor for him.
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Staging: 9:15 AM
William Slater II Funeral Service
1650 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Briefing: 9:30 AM
Flag Line set immediately following
Following the Flag Line, KSU: Promptly at 9:50 AM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Rd, Cecil Township,PA 15017
Flag Line set upon arrival
Interment at 10:30 AM
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Remember that the National Cemetery is a Federal Reservation and NO WEAPONS are permitted. Also, masks are no longer required for those fully vaccinated. If not fully vaccinated you are required to wear a mask while social distancing, during the service, interment and if indoors.
Before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly, bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags and grab your masks.
Ride Captain: Lewis Winnecour
Assisting: Randy Toomey