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Edgar Danks McCandless

July 24, 2024 |

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

Edgar Danks McCandless, 97, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday July 23, 2024. He was born May 17, 1927 in Charleston, West Virginia, and was the son of the late Edgar and Elizabeth (Danks) McCandless. Edgar was a US Army Veteran, serving at the end of World War 2. After his service he graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's degree. He was a manager for GC Murphy Company in the home office and warehouse, where he oversaw four distribution centers. He enjoyed golfing, boating, water skiing and going on cruises.

 
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Denise Marie (Murtha) Smarsh

July 21, 2024 |

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

Denise Marie (Murtha) Smarsh, 61, of Sandy Lake, formerly of Boston, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2024. She was born September 29, 1962 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Esther Marie (Reinhard) Murtha of Keyser, WV., and the late Kenneth John Murtha. Denise worked for the Sandy Lake Vacation Land Camp Ground. She loved Country Music, Red Nails and Thunderstorms. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Lindsey R. (Max School) Coffman of Elizabeth Township, sister, Colleen Bock of Keyser, WV., brothers, David (Carol) Murtha of Punta Gorda, FL., and Andrew (Holly) Murtha of Boston, nieces, nephews, her former husband, Joseph Smarsh, and her faithful dog, Lulu. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rachael Anne Coffman and brother-in-law, Edward W. Bock, Jr. Friends are welcome Wednesday, July 24, 2024 from 4-7 pm. at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 7 pm. Fr. Vincent Velas will officiate. Private inurnment will be at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com 

 


Arthur Henry Hartman, Jr.,

July 20, 2024 |

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

Arthur Henry Hartman, Jr., 94, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, July 19, 2024. He was born November 29, 1929 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Dr. Arthur H. and Henrietta (Michael) Hartman. He was the husband of the late Norma Jean (Berg) Hartman who passed away June 26, 2002. Arthur was a retired Tool & Die Maker at the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of White Oak American Legion. 

 
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Madi Danyelle Delancey

July 17, 2024 |

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

Madi Danyelle Delancey, age 8 days, passed away at Children's Hospital on Saturday, July 13, 2024. She was born July 5, 2024 alongside her twin sister, Mia, and is the daughter of Michael G. Delancey, Jr. and Alayna E. Rhodes of McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Colton Ceresa, Milayna Delancey, and twin sister, Mia Delancey; grand-parents, Janice Moss-Frum, and LeeAnn Haas; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends are welcome Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 12-2pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral Service will take place at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Charles Anthony Dansak, Jr.

July 17, 2024 |

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

Charles Anthony Dansak, Jr., 91, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. He was born January 5, 1933 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles A. Dansak, Sr. and the late Anna (Bortak) Dansak. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish- St. Angela Church, White Oak , and was also a member of the White Oak American Legion and the Polish Club. Charles served in the US Army during the Korean War.

 
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Rhonda Rebold Faychak

July 16, 2024 |

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

Rhonda Rebold Faychak passed from this world on July 10, 2024 from complications of early onset Alzheimer's. She was born March 20, 1964 in Huntington, West Virginia to Doris Imogene Porter, and was adopted by her loving parents Edward Rebold and Bessie Torok Rebold. Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Paige Catherine Faychak.

 
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Judy Ann Ricciotti

July 15, 2024 |

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

Judy Ann Ricciotti, 88, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2024. Born April 21, 1936 in McKeesport, Judy was a lifelong resident of the area. She was the daughter of the late James R. and Mary Virginia (Campbell) Giles. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Ricciotti, with whom she shared 52 wonderful years of marriage with. A proud graduate of McKeesport High School, Judy went on to enjoy a long and fulfilling career in the Mortgage Department at PNC. After retiring, she continued to engage with her community by working as a food sample presenter at Costco, where she delighted in sharing new tastes and friendly conversation. An active member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) - Judy cherished her heritage and made lasting friendships - a member of the McKeesport Class of '54 Reunion Committee. As well as a lifelong parishioner at Mary, Mother of God Parish-St. Patrick's in McKeesport. Her faith was an important part of her life.

 
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Kevin M. McGinty

July 12, 2024 |

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

Kevin M. McGinty, 66, of Liberty Borough, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024, at home. He was born February 19, 1958 and was the son of the late Bernard J. and Florence (George) McGinty. He was a 1976 graduate of South Allegheny High School and attended the Pittsburgh Art Institute. He was an avid golfer, playing at Butler's, Riverview and many other courses.

 
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Judy Yvonne Zeman

July 09, 2024 |

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

Judy Yvonne Zeman, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was born July 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late George and Naomi (Brenthover) Arnal. Judy was a retired school teacher and had worked in the Vandergrift School District and the Wattsburg School District. She was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenock and was a graduate of Thiel College. She is survived by her husband, The Rev. Frank L. Zeman.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Dr. Oscar Cole-Arnal. Friends are welcome Thursday, July 11, 2014 from 11am to 1 pm  at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral Service will be begin there at 1 pm. The Rev. Scott Bryte will be officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frank and Judy Zeman Endowment Fund to fund Cherished Ministries. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Kathleen Joan Freismuth

July 08, 2024 |

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

Kathleen Joan Freismuth, 87, of O'Hara Township, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024. She was born January 7, 1937 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Theresa (Piller) Milcic.  She was the  wife of the late Bernard Willis Freismuth. She received her Bachelors in Education from Duquesne University. Kathleen began her career as a Elementary School Teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She later became a Special Needs Instructor, there. She is survived by her sons, Bernard R. (Sandra)   of Gibsonia, and Kurt W. (Deborah) Freismuth of O'Hara Township, daughter, Jenifer (Chris) Palazzo of Saxonburg, , sister, Thelma Milcic of Pittsburgh, grandchildren, Kristina Freismuth, Stephanie Freismuth, Kurt Freismuth, and Jonathan Freismuth, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Service and burial will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Carl S. "Sam" Folk, Sr.

July 05, 2024 |

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

Carl S. "Sam" Folk, Sr., 86 of Bunola, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024 at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Juniata County on November 9, 1937 and was the son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Mason) Folk. Sam worked for 35+ years for Port Authority as an Assignment Shifter, scheduling hundreds of bus routes and keeping track of each bus coming and going out of the garage. He was also simultaneously part owner, alongside his brother-in-law, Ted, of Allegheny Landscaping. Eventually retiring in 1994, Sam always kept busy outside - cutting grass, splitting wood, supervising side jobs, but most importantly enjoying time with his family poolside and vacations to the beach. Those who were close to him knew he had the biggest sweet tooth- a large sheet cake was always on the menu for family gatherings. 

 
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Monica Elayne Faulk

July 05, 2024 |

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

Monica Elayne Faulk, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2024, at the age of 42, from complications of Cushing's Disease. Monica’s kindness was reflected in her wish to be an organ donor as she had a rare blood type (b negative). Among other organs, we know that she was able to donate her liver, heart valves, and kidneys to individuals desperate for this gift of life. Monica grew up in Stahlstown/Ligonier, Pennsylvania, where she spent her childhood surrounded by the love of her parents, Rebecca and Gregory Faulk, and her brother, Denver Faulk. She graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School and later pursued her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Through education, she nurtured her passion for learning and community. Throughout her life, Monica enjoyed modeling. She cherished moments singing karaoke with her friends and finding joy in music. She held a special bond with her grandmother, Dorothea Miller (Latrobe, PA), often sharing evenings playing cards and reminiscing about cherished family memories. An adventurous spirit, Monica found great pleasure in riding with her father on his motorcycle. She was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved watching their games and cheering them on. Monica's love for warm sunny weather and the beach was a constant source of joy and relaxation in her life. Monica is preceded in death by her brother, Carey Slezak, maternal grandfather, Homer Miller, and paternal grandparents, Edward and Trudy Faulk.

 
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Alice Vasilas

July 02, 2024 |

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

Alice Vasilas, 95, of White Oak, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024. She was born October 1, 1928 in Mytilene, Greece and was the daughter of the late Eleutherios and Eleni (Sofianos) Koteros. She was the wife of the late Theodore Peter Vasilas. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her son, Peter Vasilas. Alice was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, White Oak and was also a member of the Philoptochos Society there and she won the St. Photis award for 'Outstanding Parishioner' awarded by the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Pennsylvania. Thia Alice was a seamstress extraordinaire for 20 plus years for the Kaufmann's Department Store. Her baking of Greek pastries for her family, friends and church functions was her specialty - enjoyed by all! The family extends a special thanks to Sylvia and Stella Stratigos for all of those trips / Greek parties for Thia at both nursing homes. 

 
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James Paul Gaudy

June 29, 2024 |

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

James “Jimmy” or “Hank” Gaudy, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2024, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born on October 28, 1932, in McKeesport, James was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Helen (Barey) Gaudy, sister, Jean, and dear longtime family friends Harold W. “Chick” and Lavona (Ratzer) Douglas, and Terri (Douglas) Kevana. James, a 1951 graduate of McKeesport High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War alongside his twin brother, Joseph “Joe,” as a member of the 3rd Division Honor Guard. Subsequently, James worked as a Foreman at First Sterling Inc. and AMO Industries. James will be remembered as a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend who would do anything to help those he loved. Although he was a man of few words, his actions expressed his love for those around him. He was also an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, spending many happy hours watching games with his family and friends.

 
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Paul "Skip" Hunter

June 28, 2024 |

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

Paul "Skip" Hunter, 89, of Greenock, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 31, 1935 in Versailles and was the son of the late Calvin William and Clarabelle Henrietta (Knapton) Hunter.  Skip was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Local 95 and was a US Army Veteran.  He worked for UPMC McKeesport Hospital and had previously worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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