Audrey Jean (Behr) Lawnizak, 81, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Friday July 21, 2017. She was born February 20, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles Joseph Behr and Shirley Sawders Evans. She was the wife of the late Eugene S. "Jitters" Lawnizak who died October 12, 1994. She was a retired secretary for the United Steelworkers of America District 15. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Karl) Oeler of North Huntingdon and son, Mark (Cheryl) Lawnizak of Greenock , brother, James (Debbie) Evans of North Huntingdon, sister, Patricia Swantek of McKeesport, grandchildren, Jayson Pozzuto, Kristen Oeler, Erin Lawnizak, and Kori Kmetz, great-grandchildren, Kalilyn, Kyran, Jayce, and Jayleonna, sister-in-law, Martha Evans of Buena Vista, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Lynn Kmetz, granddaughter, Kari Jean Oeler, and brother, William Evans. Friends are welcome Monday July 24 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322. Troy J. Gilbert, director. Blessing service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday July 25 at 11:30 am., with The Rev. Kevin J. Dominik, officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Foundation at 1-800-473-4636. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published July 23, 2017.