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James Richard (Dick) Gantt

June 21, 2022 |

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

James Richard (Dick) Gantt, 92, of Buena Vista PA, formerly of Gaston, SC, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born January 14, 1930 in Gaston, SC and was the son to the late I.D. and Katie (Green) Gantt. Dick is a retired carpenter and a lifelong member of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by his loving wife, Bertha M. (Sharpe) Gantt of Buena Vista; daughters, Vicki Kinner of Buena Vista, Sue (Jim) Harchelroad of Elizabeth, and Linda Hanselman of Statesville NC; son, Ricky Gantt of Buena Vista; grandchildren, Ron & Steven (Kayla) Kinner, Jeremy (AJ) & Jonathan (Amanda ) Harchelroad, and Chelsea & Emily Toman; great-grandchildren, Karson & Kamron Kinner, and Grayson & Savannah Harchelroad; sister, Melba Gantt Morgan of Columbia SC; and lifelong family friend, Edward (Bucky) Bowels. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his sisters, Kathleen Gantt Howell, Socola Gantt Stockman, Nina Mae Gantt Chavis, and his brother, Durant Gantt. Friends are welcome Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street Boston, PA 15135. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10am with Pastor Paul Walter officiating. Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 


Martha D. Martin

June 20, 2022 |

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

Martha D. (Ermakov) Martin, 62, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was born November 16, 1959 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Archpriest Dimitri H. and Matushka Martha Marie (Sweda) Ermakov. She was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, choir Director for 42 years and also a member of the Balalaika Group and the Folk Dance Group. She had worked for the McKeesport Area School District as a Cafeteria Server for over 15 years.

 
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George Robert Anderson

June 20, 2022 |

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

George Robert Anderson, 78, of Elizabeth Township, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 17, 2022 at home. George was born February 19, 1944 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Norman D. and Helen L. (Wright) Anderson.  George was a proud United States Air Force Veteran, who served during The Vietnam war. He was a jack of all trades who held numerous jobs throughout his life, but most notably worked at Auto Zone in McKeesport and as a technician for RC Haywood.  He was former member of Park Baptist Church and a current member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, where he was a part of the choir and bell choir.  George enjoyed singing and playing his numerous guitars, he also wrote and recorded some music as well.  He was a people person and had an amazing sense of humor, he liked to joke with everyone.  He loved his grandchildren very much. He also loved his dogs, especially his dog, Hannity. George was very patriotic and was proud of his service in the Air Force and will be greatly missed.

 
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Paul Robert Di Fabio

June 20, 2022 |

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

Paul Robert Di Fabio, 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022. He was born June 22, 1933 in Christy Park and was the son of the late Antonio V. and Anna (Berardi) Di Fabio. Paul was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak, The American Legion, and McKeesport Kiwanis Club for over 50 years where he was president from 1971-1972 and was instrumental in the Interfaith Chapel at McKeesport Hospital. He was a US Army Veteran  and served as a Military Policeman. Paul began his career in the automobile business as Service Manager of the former Peckman Motors in Versailles, and then became proprietor of Di Fabio Amoco in McKeesport. He retired from the former Tom Clark Chevrolet in McKeesport after selling over 4000 cars. Paul was an avid Steelers fan and attended 5 Super Bowls.

 
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Beth Ann Menke Philburn

June 16, 2022 |

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

Beth Ann Menke Philburn, 62, of Finleyville passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022. She was born December 24, 1959 in Mt. Lebanon and was the daughter of the late Edward Ronald and Marian Louise (Myers) Menke. Beth attended college at Edinboro University where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. She volunteered most of her time to multiple VFW's and American Legions. She is survived by her sons, Kyle (Anne Quinio) Hufnagel of South Park, and Neil Hufnagel of Seattle, WA; sisters, Laura (Greg) Flaus of Mt. Lebanon, and Lisa (Rick) Foster of Mars, PA; grandson, Jude Hufnagel, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Beth is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edward Philburn, who passed away May 21, 2021. There is no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. The family would like to thank everyone within the Allegheny Health Network who took great care of Beth these past few months. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 


Dolores Alice Weinstein

June 14, 2022 |

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

Dolores Alice Weinstein, 89, long-time White Oak resident, wife, mother, and matriarch of a loving extended family died Sunday, June 12, 2022. Mrs. Weinstein was born July 6, 1932, in McKeesport to Mildred Rita (Topley) and Joseph Lorraine Wilson. In her youth, Dolores played piano, sang in the Duquesne High School chorus, and acted in the Senior Class play with her future husband. She graduated from Duquesne High School in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart, H. Wayne Weinstein, on Feb. 17, 1951. In 1958, Dolores and Wayne moved to White Oak, where they raised seven children and became active members of the community.

Dolores is remembered as a role model who readily embraced and took a genuine interest in everyone she met. As her family and circle of friends grew, she hosted hundreds of gatherings celebrating holidays, birthdays, baptisms, 1st communions, confirmations, graduations, baby and bridal showers, wedding anniversaries, and more.

Dolores was a pioneer for women simply by living life on her terms. While raising 7 children, she served as a Girl Scout Leader, a board member of the Jayceettes, and president of the Christian Mothers and Catholic Womens’ Guild. She ran for public office, winning all seven times, fulfilling two six-year terms as auditor and five four-year terms as the 1st female member of the White Oak Boro Town Council. After retiring from Town Council, Dolores was appointed as Local Registrar of Vital Records and was employed by the state of Pennsylvania for 17 years.

 
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Terry Lee Bartman

June 08, 2022 |

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

Terry Lee Bartman, 73, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, June 7. 2022 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Terry was born February 12, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida and was the son of the late Nathan and Yvonne Pauline (Haskew) Bartman. He was a US Navy Veteran, where he served as an air traffic controller.  He worked as a Police Officer and later Sergeant for the Jefferson Hills Police Department and upon retirement worked as a dispatcher for 3 plus years, also for the Jefferson Hills Police Department.  He was a member and past secretary of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 and also was a member of the Pleasant Hills American Legion Post 712.  Terry also enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR.  He will be greatly missed.

 
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David Allan Portser

June 06, 2022 |

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

David Allan Portser, 60, of Greensburg, formerly of North Irwin, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was born October 25, 1961 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Welty Wilmer Portser and the late Sarah Louise (Price) Portser. David will be missed by his colleagues at Wilson Candy Co. in Jeannette, where he worked for the last twenty years. He had a passion for American History, especially the Civil War.

 
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Mary Elizabeth Carney

June 06, 2022 |

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

Mary Elizabeth Carney, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022. She was born September 28, 1932 in Elizabeth Township and was the daughter of the late Nazareno  Cipollone and Julia (Giulia) Martucci. She was the wife of the late John Anthony Carney, Jr. who passed away April 23, 2019. Mary was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township, and was a former member of Elizabeth Township Seniors, Victory Ladies Auxillary and the Elizabeth Township Zoning Board. She was retired from Round Hill Regional Park and had previously worked for Allegheny County Treasurers Office and the former 7 Springs Par 3 Golf Course.

 
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Dolores Black

June 05, 2022 |

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

Dolores L. Black, 91, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Port Vue, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 4, 2022. She was born March 7, 1931 in McKeesort and was the daughter of the late Edward J. Frantz, Sr., and the late Margaret (James) Frantz. She was the wife of the late Duane A. Black who passed away January 20, 2003. She was a member of Park Baptist Church, Versailles. In her early years, Dolores had worked at McKeesport Hospital and the former Menzie Daily Company. Dolores enjoyed Super Seniors at Church, gardening, and the support of her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Adam Tyler Hancharik

May 31, 2022 |

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

Adam Tyler Hancharik, 36, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022 at home. He was born January 17, 1986 in McKeesport and was the son of Kenneth E. and Kathy Jean (Hancharik) Dansak of Lincoln Borough. He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport. He was a General Manager of Chili's in Greensburg. Adam loved to golf and ski.

 
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Curtis Lee Naulder

May 31, 2022 |

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

Curtis Lee Naulder, 59, of Glassport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022. He was born August 11, 1962 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Wayne Thomas and June Marie (Kostrick) Naulder. Curtis was a former construction worker and love to play his guitar.

 
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Bernadine Helen Swiech

May 27, 2022 |

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

Bernadine Helen (Shaffer) Kovacs Swiech, 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 26, 2022. She was born January 13, 1956 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Julia (Glagola) Shaffer of Elizabeth Township and the late Harry William Shaffer. She was a member of  Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. She grew up in the Crawford Village Housing Projects and later in life became the first female Trustee for the Edwin R. Crawford Foundation. She was a Legal Secretary for 37 years for the late George F. Young and then became an Account Manager for Alpine Packaging for 9 years.

 
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Timothy P. "Timmy" Begandy

May 26, 2022 |

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

Timothy P. "Timmy" Begandy, 66, of Port Vue, passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia on May 26, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 24, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of  Patricia Jean (Neidermyer) Begandy and the late Peter Begandy.  Timothy worked for Dura-Bond Industries in the saw room and as a train conductor.  He was a lifetime member of the Rustic Lounge and Port Vue Pub. He loved the beach, especially Outer Banks, The Beatles, and was a huge Civil War buff. Timothy's favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz, which he received many gifts of and collected a lot of memorabilia over the years. He had a special passion for airplane and train simulators and aspired to be a biplane pilot and train engineer. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion of over 25 years, Sharon Baldis; daughter, Celeste Begandy; step-son, Ryan (Stephanie) Baldis and their children, AJ and Lexa; and his sister, Gina Dolby.  There is no visitation or services. 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

 


Elaine Neyman

May 25, 2022 |

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

Elaine Neyman, 80, of Perryopolis, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at home. She was born July 19, 1941 in Rostraver Twp. and was the daughter of the late Foster and Mary E. (Williams) Burnworth. She was the wife of the late Milton A. Neyman, Sr., who passed away in 1985. Elaine was a mother to all and also fostered two children. She enjoyed playing bingo, even though sometimes she had a love/hate relationship with the game. She also enjoyed needlepoint sewing, crossword puzzles and watching tv. Most of all, Elaine loved spending time with her family and her beloved grandchildren. Elaine did things her way and will be greatly missed by all. 

 
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