Janice H. Hillegass

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 23, 2024

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.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Raymond Glenn "Bub" Hillegass; daughters, Corlene (Lee) Pelkey, and Janice (Lon) Schroeder; grandchildren, Leah (Chris) Shirer, Eric Pelkey and Courtney (Mike) Seng; great-grandchildren, Micah, Evelyn and Elli; as well as nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Corrine Fulton and brother, Tom Horne.  Friends are welcome on Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 11:00 am with Minister Noble Ramsey, officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janice's name may be made to: Liberty Presbyterian Church, 900 Elizabeth St, McKeesport, PA 15133  (412) 673-2235.  Condolences may be made at

Originally published February 23, 2024.

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