Josephine L. Piper

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 27, 2020

Josephine L. Piper, 72, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at home. She was born October 13, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Magdalyn (Goettler) Slack. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Church-St. Angela Parish where she was a Lector. She was a Eucharistic Minister, Youth Volunteer and Minister, and CCD Teacher for over 30 years. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity and took Communion to the sick and homebound. Josephine was a housekeeper for the former Holy Trinity/St. Martin DePorres Parish in McKeesport.

She is survived by her son, Terry (Debbie) Piper of White Oak, daughter, Tammy Brewer of Cranberry, grandchildren, Raymond and Alexis Brewer, sister, Louise (Bill) Krampf of Southgate, Michigan, brother, John Slack of West Mifflin and nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2-6 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of God Church,- St. Angela Parish onThursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 am. (Everyone please meet at Church). Inurnment will follow at Statue of Liberty Columbarium at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Angela Church Mortgage Fund, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, PA15131. A very special thanks to Janine Oleyar and Eva Resnik, personal caregivers and friends and Three Rivers Hospice for their kindness and compassion. Condolences may be made at

Originally published July 27, 2020.

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