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James Thomas Ferrero

November 19, 2018 |

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

James Thomas Ferrero, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was born June 12, 1936 in Clairton and was the son of the late John J. and Caroline (Zajovsky) Ferrero. James was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and was a US Navy Veteran. He was proprietor of the James Ferrero Beauty Salon in Elizabeth for over 40 years.

 
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Gertrude M. Kane

November 16, 2018 |

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

Gertrude Marie Kane, 79, of Allison Park, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. She was born January 28, 1939 in Port Vue and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth (Fencik) Metz.  She was predeceased by her husband, James P. Kane. She worked as an executive secretary for over 35 years for Alcoa and remained an active and enthusiastic member of the Alcoa Retirees Club.  Gertrude had a great zest for life and loved to travel, especially to Aruba and Hawaii. She was the life of a party and her spirit will be missed by many.

 
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Ronald Francis McEvoy, Jr.

November 13, 2018 |

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

 Ronald Francis McEvoy, Jr., 59, of Elizabeth, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, November 12, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital.  He was born May 17, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ronald Francis McEvoy, Sr. and the late Noreen A. (Stragand) McEvoy. Ronald was  US Marine Corps Veteran and served as a Lance Corporal.

 
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Michael J. Palyo

November 10, 2018 |

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

Michael J. Palyo, 78, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018. He was born August 4, 1940 in Clairton and was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Duch) Palyo. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann (Gajdzik) Palyo; his loved and greatly appreciated children, Deborah (Thomas) Honaker of Elizabeth Township, Mark Palyo of Columbia, VA, John (Kae) Palyo of Lincoln Borough; his grandsons, who he adored and loved dearly, Derrick (Ashlee) Honaker, Ryan (Gabriella) Honaker, Jacob (Katrina) Palyo, and McGregor Palyo and his granddaughter, Emma Palyo, who he loved dearly and was his pride and joy, and his 3 special great-granddaughters, Reese, Ada and Lena Honaker, brother-in-law, David (Chris) Warner, uncle, John Vento, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Marvin Harry Holsing

November 09, 2018 |

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

Marvin Harry Holsing, 81, of Greenock, passed away at home on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born May 24, 1937 in Greenock and was the son of the late Harry William Holsing and the late Violet  (Dick) Holsing Nelson. Marvin was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. home office in McKeesport. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann (Beyer) Holsing, daughter, Linda S. (Fiancée, Mark Arnold) of Greenock, sons, William Holsing of Port Vue and John (JoAnn) Holsing of Elizabeth Township, sister, Beverly Joy (Paul "Skip") Hunter of Greenock, grandchildren, Corey (Angela), Jordyn (Corey), Julia (Dan) , Josie, Amber and Jeremy, niece, Faith (Kenneth) Lasica, and nephew, Paul Hunter. Memorial service will be held Sunday, November, 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. The Rev. Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com 

 


Bette J. Hoffman

November 08, 2018 |

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

Bette J. Hoffman, 93, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at home. She was born February 23, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert and Irma Csah Borsi. She was the wife of the late Russell W. Hoffman, who died August 2, 1983. Bette was a graduate of the McKeesport Hospital Nursing Class of 1946 and was an honorary member of the Nurses Alumni Association, as well as The Army Nurses Cadet Corps during World War II . She was also a member of the William Penn Association. She leaves behind several very dear friends.

 
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Margaret Mary Seriana

November 06, 2018 |

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

Margaret Mary Seriana, 91, of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, November 4, 2018. She was born February 3, 1927 in Wilkinsburg and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Soltis) Drutarosky. She was the wife of the late Louis John Seriana who died March 12, 2000. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Fran) Pomay and Lou Ann (George) Evangelista of Greenock, sister, Helen (David) McKinnon of Sparks, NV, grandchildren,William (Kristin) Hutchison, Tracy (Craig) Stephenson, Heather (Glenn) Davis, and Lindsey (Dan) Duda, great-grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Stephenson and Cole Davis and Brinley Duda, nieces and nephews.

 
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John Albert Easterday

November 05, 2018 |

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

John Albert Easterday, 76, of North Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at home. He was born April 9, 1942 in Martinsburg, WV and was the son of the late Albert and Sylvia James Easterday. John worked in maintenance for many years for Haddad's in Penn Hills. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved gardening and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debra J. (Dixon) Easterday, daughters, Rosemary Lemere of Winchester, VA, Jeanie Easterday of Hedgesville, WV, Sherry (Larry) Cunningham of Martinsburg, WV, and Crystal (Mike) Barbina of Shinston, WV, sons, John (Robin) Easterday, Anthony Easterday and Ricky Easterday, all of Martinsburg WV, sisters, Mary Everhart of Hedgesville, WV and Rachel Jacques of Owensboro, KY, brother, Paul Easterday of Martinsburg, WV, 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, nephew and Godson, Max Dixon of West Newton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 
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Daniel C. Potts

November 05, 2018 |

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

Daniel C. Potts, 45, of Forward Township, passed away at home on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born December 7, 1972 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Margaret (Torok) Potts of McKeesport and the late Daniel S. Potts. Daniel was an Electronics Technician. He loved hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and living on his farm. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lisa Marie (Rostosky) Potts, sister, Heather (Russell) Burchell of Irwin, nieces, Aubrey, Brenna and Cayla Burchell, sister-in-law, Sherry Rostosky of Forward Township, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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Dale Eugene Taylor

November 03, 2018 |

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

Dale Eugene Taylor, 84, of Buena Vista, died Thursday, November 1, 2018. He was born April 22, 1934 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Jennie (Glasser) Taylor. Dale was retired from US Steel National Tube Works and was a 50 year member of West Newton Blythe Lodge 593 F & AM. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carol Ann (Rupert) Taylor, daughter, Diane L. (Allan) Lombardo of Elizabeth Township, son, Dean Charles (Janet) Taylor of Meadeville, grandchildren, Kelly (Seth) Boyer, Alissa (Andrew) Tarasyuk and Clinton (Jessica) Taylor, great-grandchildren, West Allan Boyer, Avienna Marie Boyer and Van Anthony Boyer, and Elizabeth Taylor and Wyatt Andrew Tarasyuk, niece, Donna (Dennis) Watson and brother-in-law, Ronald (Judith) Rupert.

 
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Theresa Mae Dobrich

November 02, 2018 |

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

Theresa Mae Dobrich, 90, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October  30, 2018. She was born July 15, 1928 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene White. She was the wife of the late Robert "Bo" Dobrich who died May 4, 2003. Theresa was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and the Forward Township Senior Citizens. She was a former School Crossing Guard in Elizabeth Borough. She is survived by her sons,  Gary J. Dobrich of Chicago, IL, and Shawn Dobrich of Livermore, CA, daughters, Pamela Bizila of Indianapolis, IN, Winona Dobrich of Elizabeth and Diane Dobrich of West Mifflin, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Frank Nicholas Dippolito

October 25, 2018 |

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

Frank Nicholas Dippolito, 88, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born October 29, 1929 in Sutersville and was the son of the late Simon and Angelina Merlino Dippolito. Frank worked as a warehouse manager in shipping and receiving at Bettis Laboratory for 42 years and was a member of The Port Vue American Legion. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean War and for his service he was awarded The Army Occupation of Japan Medal and The Korean Service medal. He was also a member of the original Jack Ham Fan Club, "Dobre Shunka" in Port Vue.

 
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Judith "Judy" Ann Curry

October 22, 2018 |

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

Judith "Judy" Ann Curry, 77, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, October 20, 2018. She was born November 25, 1940 in West Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Frank and Sara (Walker) Bartko. Judy and her husband Michael are the owners of Johnny's Drive-In in West Elizabeth. She is survived by her husband, Michael Curry, sons, Michael D. Curry of Carnegie and Jeffrey Allen (Kathy) Curry of Oxford, and grandchildren, Luke and Sara Curry.

 
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Rose Marie (Fejes) Manning

October 12, 2018 |

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

Rose Marie (Fejes) Manning, 75, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at home. She was born October 20, 1942 in McKeesport to the late Bert and Annette (Michalski) Fejes. She was the wife of the late Edward M. Manning, who passed away January 20, 2015. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth and worked in administration at CCAC for many years. She is survived by her son, Michael E. Manning of Delray Beach, Fl, grandsons, Seth Manning of Delray Beach, Fl and Nathaniel and Shane Bryner, both of Bethel Park, as well as nieces and nephews.

 
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Ray David Critchfield

October 12, 2018 |

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

Ray David Critchfield, 73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  He was born in Uniontown on November 26, 1944 to the late Harry G. and Drusilla (Phillips) Critchfield. Ray was a US Army Veteran and attended Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church. He worked for the former US Steel Christy Park Works and also worked for Alva M. Squibb Company. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Charlene L. (Sedlar) Moore Critchfield,  sons, David R. (Cindy) Critchfield of Lamont Furnace and Charles E. Moore of Jefferson Hills,  daughters, Denise Renee (Greg) Garner of Mount Pleasant, Carla (Dr. Larry) Tentor of Ashland, VA, and Barbara (Kirk) Moore of Brooklyn, NY, grandchildren, Maitlyn, Ryan, Jessica, Jordan, Molly, Morgan, Meredith and Zachery, sister, Barbara Lee Salitrik of Hopwood,  nieces, Martha, and Druann, and nephews, David, Bill, Matt and Eric.

 
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