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Jean Suhy

December 06, 2019 |

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

Jean Suhy,  88, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019. She was born March 10, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Stanley  and Wilma (Markus) Smolnicky, Sr.  Jean had worked for White Oak Bowl and the former Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Betty Jane Hodge

December 05, 2019 |

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

Betty Jane Hodge,  71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, December  4, 2019. She was born December 16, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth  (Toth) Lukondi.  Betty  was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, and had worked for the former Giant Eagle in Olympia Shopping Center. She loved flower and vegetable gardening and playing Farmville on her computer.

 
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Dean William Czarnecki

November 27, 2019 |

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

Dean William Czarnecki, 63, of Irwin, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 25, 2019. He was born April 14, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Frank and Bernice Joan (Vesley) Czarnecki. He was a 1974 graduate of Norwin High School and received his Machine Shop Certification from Forbes Trail , Monroeville in 1977. He was a Manufacturing Supervisor for the former Nuclear Components in Greensburg and had also worked for Randy's Paint in North Huntingdon, Firestone in Youngwood, and Vangura Inc., Steve Poorman Tooling and Repair, and Jim Steffey Performance Machinery Inc. Dean also manufactured and customized Caribe Boats. He was a life-member of the Italian Minor's Society of Hahntown, and was a social member of the North Irwin Vol. Fire Co.

 
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Lillian Maria Grooms

November 21, 2019 |

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

Lillian Maria Grooms,  91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was born December 21, 1927 in Udine, Italy and was the daughter of the late Enrico Pincetti and Irmae Obit. She was the wife of the late Elmer G. Grooms who passed away November 2, 2016. They were married for 69 1/2 years. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Amado Anthony Gorham

November 20, 2019 |

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

Amado Anthony Gorham, 25, of Homestead, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at home. He was born August 6, 1994 in Oakland, California and was the son of Kathleen Joyce Gorham. Amado worked as a greeter at Walmart.  Amado found his foster father, Paul Hunter at Auberle of McKeesport. Amado ran up to Paul's car, at the time a complete stranger, as he was leaving from volunteering with other children. Amado yelled " Mr. Paul, Mr. Paul, I heard about you." Paul stopped the car, and the little boy barely tall enough to see in the car window said "Mr. Paul, will you foster me?" At that moment, Amado stole Paul's heart and shortly after fostering began.

 
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Vivien Gail Andrascik

November 19, 2019 |

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

Vivien Gail Andrascik, 73, of Greenock, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at home. She was born February 8, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Arnold and Vera Gail (Lytle) Backstrom. Vivien worked as a regional business director for a large area healthcare company for 12 area nursing homes and was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park. She was dedicated to her work and the community she served and took great pride in providing for her family, her grandchildren and extended family. She loved trips to Disney, The Meadows, The Rivers, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. During her long sickness her family is grateful for all the time that was spent together. 

 
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Frank Eugene Salka, Sr.

November 19, 2019 |

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

Frank Eugene Salka, Sr.,  86, of Bunola, passed away at home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born March 9, 1933 in Bunola and was the son of the late John F. and Sophie M. (Fetchen) Salka. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Frank loved hunting at his cabin in Elk County and also enjoyed gardening, flea markets, collecting priceless treasures, and fixing anything. He loved to write songs and play his Guitar. 

 
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Carole Lynne Donofrio

November 19, 2019 |

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

Carole Lynne Donofrio,  77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. She was born June 22, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert W.  and Mary (Yablonsky) Wentz . Carole was a graduate of California University with a degree in Elementary education. She taught school at William Penn, Mount Vernon, Greenock and Central Elementary Schools in the Elizabeth Forward School District.

 
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James B. McLaughlin

November 17, 2019 |

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

James B. McLaughlin,  101, a resident of The Palms at O'Neil, formerly of Boston, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born August 25, 1918 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bernard  and Isabel (O'Rourke) McLaughlin of Christy Park. 

He was the  husband of  the late Betty Louise (Kiser) McLaughlin who passed away November 22, 2002. James retired from the former US Steel National Tube Works in 1980 after 43 years of service and was a member of Versailles AARP.

He was a US Army WWII Veteran. He served in the 60th Medical Detachment and for his service he received the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

 
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Edward Paul Rusteikas

November 14, 2019 |

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

Edward Paul Rusteikas, 88, of Allison Park and formerly of Lincoln Borough, passed away Tuesday, November  12, 2019. He was born August 15, 1931 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Walter and Theresa (Jackson) Rusteikas. He was the husband of the late Charlotte Mae (Pryor) Rusteikas who passed away March 18, 2012. Edward was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport, and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired as a warehouseman in 1993 from Ames Department Stores, Inc. (formerly, G. C. Murphy Co.), Christy Park (McKeesport, PA).

 
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Ida Mae Wigand

November 12, 2019 |

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

Ida Mae Wigand,  97, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019. She was born February 6, 1922 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Elsie Jane (Fue) Heath.  She was the wife of the late Francis James Wigand who passed away February 14, 1996. Ida Mae was a member of Praise Assembly of God in North Versailles. 

 
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Janis Lynn Belkowski

November 11, 2019 |

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

Janis Lynn Belkowski,  75, of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was born January 16, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Nizinski) Belkowski. Janis was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and the Silver Sneakers. She was previously a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Vue.

 
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Arthur H. Anderson

November 08, 2019 |

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

Arthur H. Anderson, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at home. He was born May 24, 1930 in Erie and was the son of the late John W. and Laura E. (Nystrom) Anderson. Arthur was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township. He retired from Marmon Keystone in 1993 and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He loved spending time with his family, and sitting on his deck reading his Kindle. He was a life-long avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved to golf with his brothers.

 
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William Andrew Yusko

November 06, 2019 |

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

William Andrew Yusko,  63, of North Versailles, passed away, Saturday, November  2, 2019. He was born August 2, 1956 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Andrew and Alice (Curran) Yusko. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Joann (Alan) McCartney and Mary Ann Yusko, and a brother, James Yusko. He is survived by nieces, Heather  (Dominick) Candelore and Kami (Vince) Bracco, great nieces, Sierra Wareham, Isabella Candelore and Arianna Bracco, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his best friend, Robert Bacco. 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

 


Catherine Louise Kyslinger

November 05, 2019 |

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

Catherine Louise Kyslinger, 72, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, Monday, November 4, 2019.  She was born April 6, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Victor W.  and Catherine C. Salopek Kyslinger. She was a retired nurse of the class of 1968 McKeesport School of Nursing and  a member of The McKeesport Nurses Alumni Association.   Louise was a long time member of the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and later was a member of  St. Mark  Catholic Church, in  Liberty Boro.

 
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