Christine M. Gretz

Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 22, 2020

Christine M. Gretz, age 73, of Liberty Borough died September 18, 2020.  She passed away peacefully in the company of family at home. Born February 2, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Wargo) Matta Sr. and the loving wife of Daniel E. Gretz for 54 years.
Tina worked as a manager for Walmart in the shipping and receiving department for 26 years. She enjoyed reading mystery novels and watching crime dramas in her free time. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and she loved her cats. Tina enjoyed vacationing with her family.  She especially  loved to walk the beach collecting seashells. Tina and her family made annual trips to the Eastern Seaboard.  Her favorite destinations included the Outer Banks and Topsail Island, North Carolina and Ocean City, Maryland.  Tina and Daniel were soul mates, and as children, they made their first communion together at Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Chad (Lisa) Gretz of Lockport, NY, Christopher (Robyn) Gretz of Liberty Borough, Craig Gretz of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Evan and Avery Gretz of Liberty Borough; siblings, Victoria (John) Hornfeck of North Huntingdon, David (Andrea) Matta of Port Vue and Joseph (Debra) Matta Jr. of McKeesport; brother-in-law, Michael (Margaret) of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Dolly Gretz of Liberty Borough; and many nieces and nephews.
Private service will be at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the fundraiser for Tina's granddaughter, Avery. Information can be found at GoFundMe-Independence for Avery-Help me get a Service Dog. at

Originally published September 22, 2020.

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