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Martin E. Orendt

June 15, 2024 |

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

Martin E. Orendt, 78 of Wilmington, NC, formerly of North Huntingdon, PA and North Ridgeville, OH, passed away peacefully Monday, June 10, 2024 at his residence.  He was born on January 14, 1946 in Munich, Germany and was the son of the late Andreas and Sara (Falschissel) Orendt.  Martin was the husband of 50 years, to the late Judith Ann (Carlson) Orendt, who passed away December 2, 2017. Martin enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and most of all spending time with his cherished granddaughter, Mackenzie.  He will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his son, Martin (Debra) Orendt, of Harrison City, PA; granddaughter, Mackenzie Sara Orendt; sisters Helma Antonelli, of Wilmington, NC & Woodenville, WA, Elfriede Orendt, of Sacramento, CA,  Anita Orendt (Rick Hogan), of Taylorsville, UT; brother, Robert Orendt, of Woodbridge, VA; also a brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.  Friends are welcome Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 -8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 21 at 10:00 am. Inurnment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. A celebration of life will be held in Wilmington, NC at a later date. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


David Samuel Gilbert, III.

June 15, 2024 |

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

David Samuel Gilbert, III., 72, of Kintnersville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. He was born on October 29, 1951 in McKeesport, and was the son of the late David Samuel Jr., and Dorothy (Rudd) Gilbert. David was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, and Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. He served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a pastor for 40 years leading churches in Ohio, Iowa, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  Most recently he served as administrative pastor of Calvary Chapel Central Bucks in Chalfont, PA. He was a talented singer and lover of worship music.  He was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was the loving husband of 48 years to Hinka (DeVlugt) Gilbert.

 
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Dorothy Caroline Howell

June 12, 2024 |

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

Dorothy Caroline Carpenter Howell, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024. She was born December 19, 1930 in Frank and was the daughter of the late Norman and Violet (George) Carpenter. Dorothy attended a four room grade school in Frank and went on to graduate from McKeesport High School in 1948. She started work the first day after graduation for McCrady Rodgers, Pittsburgh then for G.C. Murphy Company in the Tabulation department.  She was the wife of 68 years to the late Herbert Kees "Herb” Howell, who passed away September 30, 2017.  Alongside her husband Herb, Dorothy owned and operated their family business, Howell Craft, Inc., where she had served as vice president.

 
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Richard John Howard, Sr.

June 12, 2024 |

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

Richard John Howard, Sr., 81 of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024 after an extended illness. He was born October 18, 1942 in Manhattan, NY to the late Carole (Blostic) Lilley. He lived with the late Harry and Juanita Howard until he was five years old where he established a strong and solid foundation which helped him throughout his lifetime. After traveling throughout several states, he reunited with his parents, lived in Cokeburg, PA and eventually Port Vue, PA. Rich enlisted in the United States Navy when he was seventeen years old and was active duty from 1959 through 1963, before he was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve in 1965. In 1963, Rich met the love of his life, Grayce (Meisl) Howard, and they married on January 18, 1964 at St. Michael's Church. They lived in McKeesport and Blaine Hill before settling in Greenock, PA where they raised their family and many dogs. Rich retired from US Steel as a machinist after thirty-five years of service. He owned and established Howard Window Fashions for many years. He loved old cars and trucks, the older the better. He attended many car shows and events, entering his 1938 Plymouth truck which he restored and drove proudly. He owned over sixty automobiles in his lifetime. He was a true car guy.

 
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Elizabeth "Liz" Warner

June 11, 2024 |

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

Elizabeth "Liz" Warner, 44 of Elizabeth Township passed away Monday, June 10, 2024. She was born in Pittsburgh on June 27, 1979 and is the daughter of Lester Arlin Logue and Frances (Hodgetts) Logue. She worked as a server for 20+ years, most recently working at Yoli's Cucina & Crafthouse. Liz was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and the most thoughtful friend you could have. She was a great decorator, an amazing cook, and loved being in the garden planting flowers.

 
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Judith Ann House

June 08, 2024 |

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

Judith Ann House, 78, of  Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 26, 1945 in Sarona, Wisconsin and was the daughter of the late James and Betty (Sorenson) Sholtis. Judie was an Accounting Assistant and had worked for the late Harold Whitner, CPA. She was a 1963 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. She loved her family very much and they always came first. She enjoyed camping and traveling.

 
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Melva J. Buzzelli

June 06, 2024 |

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

Melva J. Buzzelli, age 86, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, June 5. 2024. She was born March 18, 1938, in McKeesport, PA and was the daughter of the late Michael “Miso” and Mildred (Zivkovich) Blagovich. She was the wife of Richard Buzzelli. Melva was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and was a former member of the Order of The Eastern Star. 

 
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Robert "Bob" Patrick Rae

June 06, 2024 |

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

Robert "Bob" Patrick Rae, 95, of McKeesport passed away peacefully on May 19, 2024. Robert was born on September 22, 1928 and was the son of the late William and Madeline (Marley) Rae. He was the husband of 47 years to the late Arletta Jean (Tolgen) Rae. He was a lifetime resident of McKeesport, who attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Robert was a Veteran of the Korean War and served in the United States Army Signal Corps. He was employed and later retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company. Robert was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan and also enjoyed walking, gardening and reading. 
 
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Harry Mark Naylor, Sr.

June 03, 2024 |

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

Harry Mark Naylor, Sr., 74, of Glassport passed away Monday, June 3, 2024. He was born in Elizabeth on July 18, 1949 and was the son of the late Thomas and Frances (Case) Naylor. Harry was a jack of all trades and worked many jobs over the years before taking an early retirement in 2008. 
 
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Michael "Dink" Derewonko

May 31, 2024 |

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

Michael "Dink" Derewonko, 72, of Glassport, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.  He was born November 20, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Leonard M. and Blanche J. (Zaurski) Derewonko.  Dink was a US ARMY Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era in Germany, he was an M16 Sharpshooter, Expert Grenade and for his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.  He worked in maintenance for Epic Metals for 10 years.  Dink was an avid bicycle rider, he also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was Coach Mike for his son's hockey teams and loved the game of hockey as well.  Dink loved to kick back after a long day of work and have an ice cold Stroh's. He will be greatly missed. 

 
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William E. "Bill" West

May 29, 2024 |

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

William E. "Bill" West, 84, of McKeesport passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024. He was born in Scottdale, PA on August 17, 1939 and was the son of the late William Hayes and Olive Sophia (Ulander) West. Bill worked for 45+ years for Marraccini's Grocery Stores, and was a member of Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church since 1996 - as well as a member of the Duquesne-McKeesport Masonic Lodge #731. He graduated from Clairton High School  in 1957, then attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. After graduation, Bill went into the Army - serving for a few months before transferring into the Air Force and the Air Force Reserves where he served until 1968. Bill was an avid gardener, but also enjoyed golfing and loved corvettes. 

 
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Rose Ann Stiehl

May 29, 2024 |

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

Rose Ann Stiehl, 80, of Buena Vista, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 26, 2024. She was born August 7, 1943 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late George Charles and Mary Liota (Bickford) Redmond. Rose worked for 30+ years as a unit clerk at Jefferson Hospital. She was a strong and independent woman who loved her children, grandchildren and friends. She was very active in the McKeesport Salvation Army and had also volunteered at The Blessing Board. In her younger years, she was an avid golfer, who had belonged to many local leagues, was involved in Cub Scouts and enjoyed camping. Rose loved the beach, especially the Outer Banks. She will be greatly missed.

 
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Gladys Esther Volk

May 28, 2024 |

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

Gladys Esther Volk, 98, of Allison Park, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024. She was born December 21, 1925 in Versailles Township and was the daughter of the late James and Sofia (Vajola) Rob. Gladys was a member of Christ Church at Grove Farms.

 
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James Dwight "Bimmy" Musisko

May 25, 2024 |

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

James Dwight "Bimmy" Musisko, 77, of Liberty Borough, passed away Friday May 24, 2024. He was born November 29, 1946 in Blaine Hill and was the son of the late Thomas and Martha Gail (MacFarland) Musisko. He was a machinist and owner of Ultra Tool and Die, located in Liberty Borough. He loved spending time working on cars, and he enjoyed watching basketball, the Steelers and Pirates, especially Franco Harris and Willie Stargell, he also loved dogs and cats.

 
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John Paul "JPK" King

May 24, 2024 |

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

John Paul "JPK" King of Elizabeth Township passed into the next life on May 23, 2024. He was born at McKeesport Hospital during the “Great Thanksgiving Blizzard” on November 26, 1950. John was the son of Earl Edward and Mary Jane (Hankins) King. John was a 1970 graduate of Penn State earning his associate in engineering degree in Drafting and Design Technology. After graduation, he worked in construction, and as a construction supervisor, for over forty years. He took great pride in his work - and it showed. Many of his works, built even in the early days of his career, still stand strong to this day. John loved classic cars. (John and his beloved daughter, Cora, worked together on these.) He loved hunting and fishing with his friends and family. John was recognized in the mid-1980s for harvesting a beautiful albino deer that appeared in the McKeesport Daily News with a
photograph of John and his trophy. John’s camp in McKean County, built by hand from the ground up, was a place that he loved to go to. There he mentored the son that he never had, Chris Rutherford of White Oak, in the ways of fishing, hunting and life. The camp is enjoyed by many to this day. 

 
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