Helen M. "Peggy" Mazzafer

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | October 09, 2019

Helen M. "Peggy" Mazzafer, 92, of West Mifflin, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born January 24, 1927 in Dravosburg and was the daughter of the late Clyde William and Anna Frances Olson Bumbarger. Peggy was the wife of the late John Pershing Mazzafer, who passed away February 18, 2011. She was an avid bingo player and was famous for her baking, especially her nut cookies and rolls. She had a sense of humor and was known for her quick one liners that her family affectionately called "Nanafers". She was the last survivor of her siblings. 

She is survived by daughters, Joy (the late Clyde) Marker of North Huntingdon, and Susan (Richard) Bradley of West Newton, grandchildren, Dan Bell and Susan Stark, great-grandchildren, Sydney and Taylor Stark and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian, Thelma, Grace and Mary Jane, and brother, William "Buddy". 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. Private inurnment will be held at The Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. Condolences may be made at

Originally published October 09, 2019.

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