Sarah Kolakowski

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 25, 2020

Sarah Shank Trasp Kolakowski, 85, passed away on March 21, 2020 in McKeesport Hospital. An amazing woman who touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. Due to the corona virus, a celebration of her life will be held at later date. At that time a private burial will take place at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. A loving mother to Paula Tortorice (Art), and Wendy Trasp, of Elizabeth Township, and step-children, David Kolakowski (Yvonne) of Middletown, Jimmy Kolakowski (Julie) of Half Moon Bay, CA , and Rob Kolakowski, of Mt. Joy. 

A devoted grandmother to Erin Tortorice, Tanees Birckbechler (Cory), Artie Tortorice (Kellie), and Katlyn Tortorice, Jordan and Aubrey Anderson, and Leah Kolakowski, in addition to her great grandchildren all of who filled her heart with great pride and joy. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Shank, of Lakewood, CA. She was proceeded in death by her first husband, Paul E. Trasp, her sisters, Patricia Ornowski, and Margaret Beamon, brother, James Shank, and step-daughter, Kathleen Anderson. From our hearts to God's arms - We love her so much and our lives will never be the same! Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences many be made at

Originally published March 25, 2020.

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