Gertrude Jane Cochenour, 95, of Elizabeth Township passed away on May 8, 2022. She was born December 28, 1926 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Edward K. and Leanora (Andrews) Spear. Gertrude graduated from McKeesport High School and worked at Westinghouse as a draftsperson until she started her family. Gertrude was an active member of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church as a member of the Women’s Association, handbell choir, nursery volunteer, church bowling league and quilting circle. She was a great cook and some of her recipes became the “go to” recipes for many church functions. Gertrude was an avid reader, devoted walker and a passionate sports enthusiast. She was the wife of 70 years to the late John F. Cochenour, who passed away April 20, 2020.
Gertrude is survived by her children: Carl of Elizabeth Township, Cynthia (Wayne) Mockel of Daphne, Alabama, Ward (Theresa) of Elizabeth Township, Laurie of Pittsburgh, and Troy (Denise) of Elizabeth Township; grandchildren Kristoffer Moeller, Julianne Slogick, Lauren Bosselait, Lindsey Mockel, Derek Mockel, John Cochenour, Paige Houser, Bryer Cochenour, Jordan Cochenour and their spouses; ten great grandchildren; sister, Joan Miley of Lititz, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Moeller, and siblings, Ruth, Betty, Leah, Edward and Richard. There is no visitation. Funeral Service will be held at Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Matt Fricker officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Originally published May 10, 2022.