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Hilda Mae Ahlin

February 28, 2024 |

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

Hilda Mae Ahlin, 96, of White Oak, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. She was born December 15, 1927 and was the daughter of the late August Birger and Agnes Teresa (Hedquist) Carlson. She moved to Clairton (Wilson) in second grade and graduated from Clairton High School in 1945. She married the late Herbert Ahlin on May 28, 1947, and had a son, David three years later in 1950 on her third wedding anniversary. She will be dearly missed and will finally be reunited with her husband, Herb, and her sisters, Arlene (Tom) Barnes and Elvina (Richard) McCorkle. In addition to her son, she is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. 

 
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Janice H. Hillegass

February 23, 2024 |

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

Janice H. Hillegass, 89, of Liberty Boro, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at home. She was born November 13, 1934 in Wilkinsburg and was the daughter of the late Harry Joseph and Cora Elizabeth (Smeltz) Horne.   She worked as an accounting secretary for Easley and Rivers Construction, Inc.  Janice was a member of the Liberty Boro Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon and was also a former member of the Turtle Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder. In her younger years, she was a great swimmer and competitive diver, for which she was very proud of.  Janice had a contagious and wonderful laugh that lit up the whole room. She was a very kind and generous person, who never once complained.  She will be greatly missed.

 
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Mona Lee Pierce

February 23, 2024 |

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

Mona Lee Pierce, 86, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024. She was born December 7, 1947 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Cavanaugh) Joll. She was the wife of the late James Clifford Pierce. Mona Lee and James were the proprietors of the "Last Chance Bar" in Glassport.

 
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Gloria J (Greco) Heisler

February 21, 2024 |

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

Gloria J (Greco) Heisler, 77, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at St. Anne’s Home Greensburg PA. She was born February 3, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Domenick Greco and Eugenia Dell of Sewickley PA. Gloria was preceded in death by her late husband, Walter Heisler and brother Henry Greco. Gloria worked for McKeesport Hospital in the dietary department as a cook for 11 years. Her passions include cooking, playing her guitar and spending quality time with her family. She was a devoted Christian and a member of The Church in Sutersville, PA. 

 
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Marlene G. Bailey

February 18, 2024 |

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

Marlene G. Bailey, 92, of Buena Vista, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024. She was born June 30, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Catherine B. Gardner (nee McLean) and Carl E. Swanson. She was the wife of 58 years to the late John E. “Jack” Bailey, who passed away June 12, 2016. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frank, a member of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Rebekah Order of the Odd Fellows. Marlene was an avid gardener and did a lot of her own canning over the years. She was a collector of antiques and antique bottles and amassed an extensive collection of all types of old bottles, many of which she dug out of the ground in different locales around the area. For many years she did volunteer work for the Central Food Pantry of Elizabeth Township, including a tenure as president. She also worked for the G.C. Murphy Co. in their home office in McKeesport in the 1950’s. She enjoyed traveling and shopping and spending time with friends. She was well-loved by friends and family and her kindness, generosity and good humor will be greatly missed.

 
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James Thomas Konias

February 13, 2024 |

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

James Thomas Konias, 67, of Greenock, passed away on Monday February 12, 2024. He was born September 17, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of Thomas Konias and the late Joan Lee (DeSantis) Konias. He was the loving husband of 45 years to Kim Konias of Elizabeth Township. James worked at Westinghouse for over 48 years most recently as an Operations Manager. He loved Pittsburgh sports, especially his Buccos. He also coached his daughter's softball and basketball teams.

 
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Anita "Nina" Cindrich

February 12, 2024 |

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

Anita "Nina" Cindrich, 65, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was born November 9, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Chester W. and Miriam A. (Karstunew) Zalewski. Nina was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. She worked for Atria Senior Living and South Western Nursing as an Activities Instructor.

 
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Keith "Krusher" Herbert Campbell

February 09, 2024 |

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

Keith "Krusher" Herbert Campbell, 64, of Greenock, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born January 3, 1960 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Barbara L. "Babs" (Johnston) Campbell and Edward J. (Peggy) Campbell of Florida. He was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, and Teamsters Local 341. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for North East Paving. Keith was a gentle giant and loved his family deeply. His daughter Emma was the apple of his eye from the moment she was born. You always knew where you stood with Keith, friend or foe, he told you like it was. He was very passionate about hunting with his brothers every year for deer season and was his happiest when he was processing his own deer in his basement. He looked forward to turkey season at Twin Kegs every year with his camp buddies and could spot a turkey in a field miles away. His other favorite pastimes were gardening, and cooking for his family, watching every outdoor show on TV, and repairing small engines. Keith devoted his time to the EF Band Boosters as Treasurer and running the concession stand, all for his daughter. 

 
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Donald C. Heaverley

February 09, 2024 |

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

Donald C. Heaverley, 72, of Madison, passed away Monday, February 5, 2024. He was born September 22, 1951 in Greensburg, and was the son of the late David W. and Laura (Yates) Heaverley. He was a Sewickley High School alumni and a graduate of Waynesburg University. He was the sole proprietor of a successful Manufacturer's Rep Corporation, until his retirement in 2006. Don was an avid hunter and fisherman, who loved to be outdoors, amongst nature. In his retirement years, he very much enjoyed long bike rides with his wife on the GAP bike trail and daily walks in his back field, watching all the wildlife that would visit. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren, whom he loved very much.

 
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Shirley A. Holsing

February 09, 2024 |

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

Shirley A. Holsing, 85, of Elizabeth Twp, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024.  She was born June 4, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Emil and Sarah Ann (Weaver) Beyer.  She was the late Marvin Harry Holsing, who passed away November 8, 2018.  She worked at the former GC Murphy Warehouse, and would then become a homemaker.  Shirley and her family lived in Hancock, Maine for a time and she really cherished her time there and loved to walk the beach with her husband and family collecting seashells. She also enjoyed looking at shopping catalogs.  She will be greatly missed.

 
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Justin M. Detar, Sr.

February 08, 2024 |

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

Justin M. Detar, Sr., 44, of Sewickley Twp, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024.  He was born March 1, 1979 in Greensburg and was the son of Anthony J. (Kathy) Detar and Nancy L. Getchey (John) Jury. Justin worked in Masonry and Construction and was very proud of his craft.  He enjoyed fishing with his children on the Yough River and also enjoyed camping. He will be greatly missed.

 
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Dennis Michael Lewis

February 07, 2024 |

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

Dennis Michael Lewis, 66, of Bridgeville, formerly of McKeesport passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024. He was born December 25, 1957 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary Louise (Fennell) Lewis. Dennis served in the US Army and was a former Customer Service Representative for the Peoples Gas Company.

 
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Lester Earl Maurer

February 07, 2024 |

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

Lester Earl Maurer, Jr.,  88, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. He was born June 14, 1935 in Greenock and was the son of the late Lester Maurer, Sr., and Gertrude Beatrice (Taylor) Maurer. Lester attended Christy Park United Methodist Church and the Boston United Methodist Church. He loved baseball and playing softball. He was a avid collector of model trains and spent countless hours decorating his platform each Christmas with elaborate towns and landscapes, most of which he crafted by hand. He was well known for his unique costumes (some he won awards for) and Halloween shenanigans to scare his grandkids or anyone who walked past him sitting on a park bench at Walmart or McDonald's. He found a second family as a patron of the Pittsburgh Renaissance festival, and even earned a spot in the royal parade among the cast and crew.  He played baseball for Christy Park Methodist and was retired from the Equitable Gas Co.

 
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Joseph A. DiFalco

February 06, 2024 |

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

Joseph A. DiFalco, 86, of North Versailles, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024.  He was born March 22, 1937 in Clairton and was the son of the late Domenick and Josephine (DaBaldo) DiFalco. He was the husband of 57 years to the late Shirley Mae (Paul) DiFalco, who passed away December 14, 2017. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish (St. Robert Bellarmine site) and was a part of The Men's Club and organized many oldies dances there. Joseph was a US Army Veteran and was a part of the 46th Medical Batallion, 4th Division.  He was manager of the former Richman Brother's Clothing store and would later work at JC Penny in Monroeville.  Music played a vital part of Joseph's life. He was an accomplished singer in his younger years, he loved to perform, sing and dance, and more recently was a member of The Streetlights Doo Wop Group.  The radio or record player were always on.  He loved to travel, especially to the beach and hang out and spend time with his family, friends and neighbors.  Joseph loved his family, and was the #1 fan of all his grandchildren during all their sporting events growing up.  He will be greatly missed.

 
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Daniel Gerard Wittig

February 05, 2024 |

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

Daniel Gerard Wittig, 66, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024. He was born September 18, 1957 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late George and Evelyn (Tobin) Wittig. He is survived by his wife, Lisa (Hand) Wittig; daughter Jessica Wittig of White Oak and son Jonathan Wittig of Philadelphia; brothers Robert (Mary Ann) Wittig, Lawrence (Sharon) Wittig, and Gregory (Agnieszka) Wittig as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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