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William Richard Brown

August 17, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

William Richard Brown , 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Friday, August 16, 2019. He was born February 7, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie  (Thompson) Brown.  He was the  husband of the late Vera  (Meyers)  Brown who passed away October 17, 2012. They were married for 63 years. He was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a WWII US Navy Veteran. William was a retired Teacher and Counselor at North Irwin and Bethel Park School Districts.

 
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Sophie R. Martin

August 15, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Sophie R. Martin, 92, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born November 12, 1926 in Corry and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Slensky Romanosky.  She was the wife of of  Samuel A. Martin, who passed away January 24, 2003. She  was an active member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, she loved her church family and was involved with their White Cross Committee and other committees there.

 
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Marla Del Keefer

August 13, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Marla Del Keefer, 54, of Sutersville, passed away at home on Saturday August 10, 2019. She was born October 6, 1964 in Gratztown and was the daughter of Richard Matthews of Sutersville and the late Doris (Woods) Matthews. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Ronald Lee Keefer, Jr., sons, Ronald Lee Keefer III, of West Newton,, Richard (Daenne) Keefer of Collinsburg, and John (Christine) Keefer of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Lillian, Addie, Ridley, and Aubree, brothers, Vincent (Marcie) Matthews of Sutersville and James (Bonnie) Matthews of Cowensburg, and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


John Richard Evanko, Sr.

August 11, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

John Richard Evanko, Sr. 76, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Versailles, passed away Saturday, August  10, 2019. He was born October 12, 1942 in Duquesne and was the son of the late John and Mary (Logo) Evanko. John was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and was retired from US Steel Clairton Works.

 
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David Paul Amendola

August 10, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

David Paul Amendola, 57, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Tuesday August 6, 2019. He was born April 14, 1962 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Anthony L. and Mildred A. (Landstrom) Amendola. David worked for Caruso Cabinet Co in North Huntingdon and was a member of the Buena Vista Fire Co, and the Bowlers N-AT bowling league.

 
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Adella A. Kitchen

August 10, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Adella completed her journey on earth and God called her home to be with Jesus on Friday, August 9, 2019.  Born December 17, 1927 in McKeesport, Adella was a daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Englot) Waszczak; and wife of the late Ralph C. Kitchen, of McKeesport. Adella, a devoted wife, mother, Grandma/Nana and GiGi, was a member Journey by Grace Free Methodist Church, Belle Vernon.  She will be remembered for her legendary hugs, hearty handshakes, instantaneous smile and asking everyone she met: “Do you know Jesus?” 

 
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Irene Teresa Consales

August 10, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Irene Teresa Consales, 91, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born May 20, 1928 in Versailles and was the daughter of the late George and Anna Korodi Lukas. Irene worked as a librarian for Westinghouse Energy Center and was a former member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.  She loved to play scrabble, was excellent with words, and loved Reader's Digest.  Irene was also an excellent cook and she was known for her cheesecake, which was the pride and joy of every party, but most importantly she loved her children and her grandchildren.

 
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Janet Marie Kalkbrenner

August 09, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Janet Marie Kalkbrenner, 77, of West Newton, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born June 16, 1942 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Woodrow Daugherty and Ethel Weatherwalk Moreland. Jan worked for over 20 years as a tax preparer for H&R Block at their West Newton and Belle Vernon locations.  She was a loving wife, amazing mother and second mom to many, a proud grandmother, both a girl scout and cub scout leader, and also a softball coach.

 
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Ruth N. Bryan

August 09, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Ruth N. Bryan, 97, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday August 8, 2019. She was born July 6, 1922 inMcKeesport and was the daughter of the late George Dewey and Nellie (Cavoiola) Shaw. She was the wife of the late Edwin J. Bryan who passed away June 23, 1996. Ruth was a member of Praise Assembly in North Versailles.

 
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The Rev. Gordon Peers Ray

August 07, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

The Rev. Gordon Peers Ray, 77, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born June 21, 1942 in Rockford, IL, and was the son of the late Peers Foster and Mary Elizabeth (Stocking) Ray. He was a 1960 graduate of East Rockford High School, 1964 University of Dubuque, IA, 1968 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and was ordained in 1968 by the Illinois Synod of the LCA. In 1968, he began his ministry serving Gloria DCI Mission in Hagerstown, IN, followed by Leetsdale Wall Rose Parish in Leetsdale, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monessen, House of Prayer Lutheran church in Aliquippa, St. John Lutheran church, Carnegie, and Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak where he retired from in 2007.

 
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Robert Americo Belardia

August 01, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Robert Americo Belardia, 82, of Buena Vista, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was born January 24, 1937 in Buena Vista and was the son of the late Americo Michael and Adella (Krasna) Belardia. Robert was retired from US Steel National Tube Works and was a member of  Buena Vista Vol Fire Co, Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Association, Shanner Sportsman's Club and Sutersville Sportsman's Club.

 
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Floyd Wayne Shutts

July 29, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Floyd Wayne Shutts, 84, of Dravosburg, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born January 27, 1935 in New Castle and was the son of the late Floyd Ross and Katherine (Parker) Shutts. He was the husband of the late Donna F. (Swanson) Shutts who passed away October 14, 2016. They were married for 60 years. Floyd was a member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church and F & AM Lodge # 583. and was a retired charter bus driver.  He was an airplane pilot and enjoyed flying.

 
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Joseph Michael Bulischeck

July 15, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Joseph Michael Bulischeck, 75, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, July  14, 2019. He was born February 3, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Bulischeck. Joseph was a Scrapper and had previously worked for the former US Steel National Tube Works . He was a former Fireman in Versailles.

 
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Edward Nicholas Druga

July 15, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Edward Nicholas Druga, 86, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born December 13, 1932 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Jan and Susan (Homol) Druga. Edward was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne and was a retired Machinist from US Steel Homestead Works "Big Shop".  He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

 
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Georgia Jean Gentile

July 15, 2019 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Georgia Jean Gentile, 72, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, July  13, 2019. She was born July 16, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Hunter J . and Francis (Edgar) Lohman. She was a member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. Georgia was retired from UPMC Shadyside and had previously worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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