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Helen Virginia Feick

August 17, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Helen Virginia Feick, 95, of Land O' Lakes, Florida, died Thursday, August 16, 2018. She was born February 20, 1923 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Swauger) McKay. She was the wife of the late Donald C. Feick who died in 1986. Helen was a homemaker and enjoyed watching her soaps, playing Bridge and crocheting. She is survived by her son, James M. (Sherrie) Feick of Forward Township and daughter, Sharon Falk of Land O' Lakes, FL, grandchildren, Eric Feick, Brad Falk and Martin Feick, great-grandchildren, Cody Feick, Travis Ransick and Cillian Feick, and great-great-granddaughter, Hannah Ransick.

 
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John Townslan Hoak

August 12, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

John Townslan Hoak, 77, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at home. He was born May 17, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Roderick and Martha (McLean) Hoak. John served as a Paratrooper for 2 years in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He spent most of his life being self-employed. His talents as a multi-skilled Craftsman led to being co-owner of Hoak Brothers, Inc., West Newton Lumber Co. , Yough Fuel and Energy and most recently Hoak Construction, Inc., building quality homes. His favorite pastime was enjoying adventures with his wife and grandchildren, especially involving travel. He was a mentor to many young men and was a member of the NRA. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol A. (Kite) Hoak. They were married June 13, 1964. He is also survived by his sons, John B. (Jessie Sedlock) Hoak and Jeffrey T. (Tabatha) Hoak of Elizabeth Township and Jason C. (Melissa Kelly) Hoak of Pittsburgh, sister, Martha Jane Donaldson of Buena Vista, grandchildren, Jeffrey (Alysa), Jacob, Randy, Jason, Ashley, and Julia, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and many brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws.

 
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Gerard "Jerry" Francis Boyle, Jr.

August 12, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Gerard "Jerry" Francis Boyle, Jr., 77, of White Oak, died Thursday, August  9, 2018 at home. He was born November 9, 1940 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Gerard F. and Elizabeth D. (Fesco) Boyle. Jerry retired from AT & T and had previously worked for TCI Cable and Centre Video. He was a US Army Veteran and was a member of various social and fraternal organizations. He was founder of SWAT Class of 1958. He is survived by his wife, Kathy D. (Gebhardt) Boyle, son, Henry D. (Sherry) Navaroli of Atlanta, GA, daughter, Amy (Roger) Spaw of Pleasant Gap, grandchildren, Alyssa, Zachary, Natalia, and Santino, brothers, Dennis R. (Dolores) Boyle of Greenwood, IN, Thomas (Lillian) Boyle of Versailles, and Wayne (Linda) Boyle of White Oak, nieces and nephews.

 
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Gloria J. (Ferry) Pecora

August 08, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Gloria J. (Ferry) Pecora, 95, of Boston, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at home. She was born May 17, 1923 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Louise (Castine) Ferry. She was the wife of the late Samuel A. Pecora, Jr. who died September 29, 2016. They were married for 74 1/2 years. Gloria was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park where she also served as Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Lector, Ladies of Charity and Christian Mothers. She had worked for Union Cleaner's in Elizabeth Township for 15 years and was a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital for 21 years. Gloria is survived by her sisters, Lucille Angotti of Jefferson Hills and Estelle Beresford of Harrison City, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Janice L. Inks

August 02, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Janice L. Inks, 79, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was born October 17, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Ghrist) Kelly. She is survived by her husband, Charles T. Inks, son, Danny C. (Terri) Inks of North Huntingdon, grandson, Andrew C. Inks of North Huntingdon and granddaughter, Julie Inks of Greensburg, sister, Diane Alberts of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward, Lawrence and David Kelly.

 
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Michael Lee Nuttall

August 02, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Michael Lee Nuttall, 45, of McKeesport, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at home.

He was born in Jeannette and was the son of George R. and Patricia Ann Bodnar Nuttall of McKeesport. Michael worked as a carpet cleaner and maintenance for Mark of Excellence. He was a die-hard Steelers fan, who had a Steelers museum. He enjoyed working on and fixing cars in his spare time. He would do anything for anyone and never expected anything in return. Michael prided himself in being a provider and his family always came first.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beth Ann (Forsythe) Nuttall, two sons, Mike J. (Fiancée, Kayla) Nuttall, and Shane M. Nuttall, both of Sutersville, granddaughter, Annabella Nuttall, brother George Nuttall of McKeesport, sisters, Janet Nuttall of Monroeville and Helen Nuttall of North Versailles, father-in-law, Glen Forsythe of McKeesport, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his dogs, Jojo and Jade and the late Bruno.

 
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Lori Ann (Nassida) Mula

July 29, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Lori Ann (Nassida) Mula, 48, of Baldwin, died Friday, July 27, 2018. She was born December 8, 1969 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James T. Nassida III and the late Bonita J. (Novacek) Nassida.  Lori was a licensed Funeral Director and worked for Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home in Large. She also worked for Stewart Equipment Services in West Elizabeth and Wigs and More in Latrobe. She had previously worked for Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Elizabeth Township. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul J. Mula, brother, James T. (Tina) Nassida of West Mifflin, niece, Cara Nassida and nephew, James T. "Jimbo" Nassida, and her babies, Bella, Buju, Khaleesi, and Drogo.

 
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Gary E. Kirshner, Sr.

July 22, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Gary E. Kirshner, Sr, 82, of McKeesport, died Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born May 14, 1936 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Milton and Phyllis (Crawford) Kirshner. He was the husband of the late Charlotte (Bryner) Kirshner who died July 9, 2016. Gary was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a Fire Fighter for the City of McKeesport. He was a member of Turner's Gym and the American Legion. He is survived by his daughter, Susan G. (James) Caster of Avella, sons, Gary E. (Midori) Kirshner, Jr., of Oklahoma City, OK, and Milton W. (Christine) Kirshner of McKeesport, grandchildren, Rochelle, Matthew, James, Ryan, Erin, and Joshua, and great-grandchildren, Harrison and Grady.

 
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Michael Anthony "Duke" Carlson

July 22, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Michael Anthony "Duke" Carlson, 72, of White Oak, died Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born February 26, 1946 in Mineola, New York, and was the son of the late Bernard and Rose Marie (Lamberti) Carlson. Mike grew up in Port Washington (Long Island) New York and moved to Pittsburgh in 1969. He was a machinist for US Steel National Tube Works from 1970 to 1982 and in 1978 became proprietor of Carlson Tree Care, LLC. He never retired, and until recently was climbing trees and cutting firewood. Mike was a member of the Tree Care Industry Association. He is survived by his wife, Roxane Stewart, daughters, Kate  (Jason) Zavacky of White Oak and Kristin Carlson of Irwin. He is also survived by Corinna (Jason) Fox and their children, Mackenzie and Cooper Fox of New Jersey, and Christopher (Kevin Hsyeh) Gaal of California.  He was preceded in death by his son, Kirk Carlson.

 
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Melvin S. Hoak, Jr.

July 19, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Melvin S. Hoak, Jr., 65, of Butler, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  He was born February 5, 1953 in Natrona Heights to the late Melvin S. Hoak, Sr. and Virginia Regan Hoak.  Melvin worked as a lab technician at AK Steel and was a US Air force Veteran.  He loved to hunt and go to Iowa with his buddies, Ron and Ralph. Melvin loved his family, his little red Corvette and especially his granddaughter, Haley. He is survived by Cindy Sue (Parker) Hoak of Butler, son, Damon (Heather) Hoak of Butler, special granddaughter, Haley Hoak, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

 
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Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Rush

July 18, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Rush, 67, of West Newton passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 in Latrobe. He was born June 11, 1951 in Smithton and was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Edith Rush. He is survived by his sister, Shirley (Gene) Corrbett of Illinois, brother-in-law, Donald Beckinger of West Newton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Beckinger. There is no visitation and burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000, Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Kenneth W. "Kenny" Datig

July 16, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Kenneth W. "Kenny" Datig, 63, of Glen Burnie, MD, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at home.  Kenny was born December 10, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Gilbert William and Waneta Frances Datig.  He was retired from The Maryland State Department of Transportation where he worked in maintenance and the paint department. Kenny loved cooking, camping and his cat. He enjoyed collecting antiques and figurine cars. He is survived by his daughter, Heather (Edward) Gaussa of Upper St. Clair, his 2 grandsons who he loved so much, Logan and Aidan Gaussa, sisters, Victoria (Paul) Runtich of Adara, Francie (Kurt) Sedlock of Greenock, and Marcia (Peter) Astin of Unity Twp., brother, Gilbert (Reta) of Norfolk, VA, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his beloved cat, Precious.

 
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Fay (Leventhal) Friedman

July 13, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Fay (Leventhal) Friedman, 100, of Pittsburgh, formerly of McKeesport, died Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was born January 31, 1918 in Bridgeport, CT, and was the daughter of the late Meyer and Ida Leventhal. She was the wife of the late Milton B. Friedman who died August 9, 2000. Fay was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel and the Sisterhood and Hadassah. She was a homemaker and also worked at her late husband Milton's business, Trust Franklin Press. She was a very kind hearted and generous person. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Steve) Finston of Los Angeles, CA, son, Gary J. (Eva) Friedman of Pittsburgh, grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Valen, Amy (Blake) Mayer, Michelle Finston and Matthew Finston, great-grandchildren, Audrey and Leo Valen and Levi Mayer, and nephews, Scott and Alan Gassman. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Belle Copeland and Esther Gassman.

 
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William Kirk Greenwald

July 13, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

William Kirk Greenwald, 68, of Irwin, died Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born April 13, 1950 in Monongahela and was the son of the late William Howard and Kathryn M. (Bootman) Greenwald. Kirk was retired from US Steel Irvin Works. He was a member and past vice president of the Elizabeth Forward School Board and was also a member of the American Legion and was a former member of the Mount Vernon Athletic Association. He enjoyed his pool league, being on a ball field and time at the beach. Kirk was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He is survived by sons, William Kern Greenwald of Monroeville and Keith Richard Greenwald (fiancée, Brenda Giraldo) of Mount Lebanon, sisters, Linda (Jim) Hughes of Mount Washington and Betsy Neel of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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William "Bill" James Peters

July 12, 2018 |

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

William "Bill" James Peters, 80, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born June 25, 1938 in Monessen and was the son of the late Raymond O. and Bertha (Pearce) Peters. Bill was a member of Central Highlands Community Methodist Church, and was a life member of Central Fire Co. He was a member and past president of the Central Lions Club and was a volunteer at the Central Food Pantry for over 20 years. Bill was retired from US Steel Clairton Works after 42 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Jean (Mazzeferri) Peters, sons, Dean (Melania) Peters of Jefferson Hills and William James Peters, Jr., of Elizabeth Township, brother, Raymond Peters of Yardley, grandchildren, Jeana, Kaleena, and Arianna Peters, and nieces and nephews.

 
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