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Ernest Segady, Sr.

December 17, 2018 |

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

Ernest Segady, Sr., 71, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at home. He was born April 14, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William and Gizella (Ficsori) Segady. Ernest was a retired clerk  at the McKeesport Post Office, was a member of The Elizabeth Township Ex Servicemen's Association and loved his cars. He is survived by his son, Ernest (Meri) Segady, Jr., of White Oak, daughters, Shari (David) LaCivita of  North Huntingdon  and Michelle LaRue of Dravosburg 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary E. Segady, who passed away March 10, 2018.  There is no visitation. Private Burial will take place in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Betty Jane Worthy

December 12, 2018 |

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

Betty Jane Worthy,  91, of White Oak, passed away December 10, 2018.  She was born June 12, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of  the late George and Anna (Stark) Mezoff.   She was the wife of the late Eugene Howard Worthy, who passed away September 17, 2018. Betty Jane was a member of the former St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport. She was retired from Bell of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Bell Pioneers.

 
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Dolores Wise

December 10, 2018 |

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

Dolores Wise, 78,  of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, December  9, 2018. She was born December  30, 1939 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Kovka) Smith. Dolores was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. Her family was everything in the world to her.

 
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Blaine Oliver Owens

December 10, 2018 |

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

Blaine Oliver Owens, 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, December  8, 2018. He was born May  29, 1934 in Glassport and was the son of the late Stewart Joseph and Olive (Cummins) Owens. Blaine was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park. He was a US Army Veteran.

 
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Florence Bentley

December 07, 2018 |

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

Florence Bentley, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born May 14, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Rosalie (Stroka) Jackowski. She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. Bentley, son, Gary E. (Glynis) Jordan of Peters Township, daughter, Cheryl M. Thomas of Butler, 3 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, James R. Jordan who died November 22, 2017, sister, Clara Kovac, and brothers, Stanley, Edward, John, Leo, Richard, Edwin, and Thomas Jackowski. There is no visitation.

 
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Theresa K. Marino

December 06, 2018 |

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

Theresa K. Marino ("Terry", "Tee Dee", and recently, "Ti Ti"), 91, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully on December  5, 2018. She was born March 29, 1927, in Elwood, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Harold "Pete" and Mary Katherine (Dyer) Walman. Terry was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. She was politically engaged and served at the election polls for more than 40 years. She was compassionate and social, and quick to make new friends.  She worked as a pharmacist technician at Revco, a cashier at Marraccini's, and a caregiver for many years. Terry will be remembered as feisty, strong-willed, and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend of strong Catholic faith.

 
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John T. Benedek, Jr.

December 03, 2018 |

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

John Timothy Benedek, Jr., 41, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, November  30, 2018. He was born June  5, 1977 in Jeannette and was the son of John T. (Joy A. ) Benedek, Sr. of North Huntingdon and the late Rosalie (Zaffuto) Benedek. John was co-owner of J & M Automotive Repair Service, LLC., in McKeesport.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, wonderful life-partner, loving son, super amazing father, great step-dad, pap pap and uncle. He was a great automotive restoration specialist, painter and mechanic. He enjoyed building R C cars for his son and family trips to the beach. John would help anyone, anytime, and was someone you could always count on.

 
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Merle Judd

December 02, 2018 |

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

Merle Judd, 97, of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was born August 15, 1921 in McKeesport and was the son of the late David and Sally (Spitz) Judd. He was proprietor of Judd Refrigeration and was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII as a Corporal in the  27th Calvary. In 1945, he was seriously wounded in Okinawa, Japan and spent 7 months recovering in an Army Hospital.

For his service, he received 2 Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor. Merle was a member of White Oak American Post  701, and was a life member of the former Swinging Swedish Society. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shirley A. (Walker) Judd,  son, David (Neva) Judd of Rogers, Arkansas, daughter, Jody Vavrek of Versailles, stepsons, Guy (Judy) Criado of White Oak, and Gregg (Mary) Criado of Elizabeth Township, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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William A. "Bill" School

November 29, 2018 |

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

William A. "Bill" School, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was born May 14, 1936 in Hackett and was the son of the late Thomas "Jim" and Josephine (Terchick) School. Bill was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and was also a member of the Monongahela Vol. Fire Co, Sutersville Sportsman's Club and the Mingo Sportsman's Club. He loved hunting, trap shooting, golf and trips to camp with the guys.

 
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David W. McCurdy

November 27, 2018 |

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

David W. McCurdy, 77, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018. He was born July 17, 1941 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late William and Eunice (Mullen) McCurdy. David was a retired Crane Man and had worked for US Steel Irvin Works for 35 years. He was a US Army Veteran. He is survived his wife, Jane (DeVincentis) Gabauer McCurdy, son, Gregory (Laura) McCurdy of Pittsburgh, daughter, Tracy Wright of Dormont, sons, Shawn (Dawn) Gabauer of Elizabeth Township, and Timothy (Melissa) Gabauer of North Huntingdon, sister, Eunice Carter of White Oak,  grandchildren, Ryan, Shelbie, and Sierra McCurdy, great-grandson, Roman McCurdy, step-grandchildren, Colin, Aidan, Abigail, Maura, and Alex Gabauer, nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by 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

 


Ronald Henry Smith III

November 26, 2018 |

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

Ronald Henry Smith III, 20, of Greensburg, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, November 18, 2018. Ronnie was born May 9, 1998 in Pittsburgh, PA. He loved riding dirt bikes, snow boarding, hunting, fishing, working outside and drawing. Ronnie had a smile that could light up anyone's life. He is survived by his son, Tristan I. Yafchak, Ronnie's mother, Desiree (Mihalic), her husband, Todd Corbett, & Ronnie's father, Ronald H. Smith, II. Ronnie is also survived by his siblings, Breana, Brody & Conner, grandparents, Andrew Mihalic and Ronald & Ruth Smith.
 
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Margaret J. Barnocky

November 22, 2018 |

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

Margaret J. Barnocky, 87, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born March 14, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John C. and Margaret B. (Timar) Winter. She was a member of St. Mark Parish-St. Joseph Worship Site and had worked at the former Katzman's in McKeesport. Margaret was an avid bowler and shopper and enjoyed Casino's and dining out. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William E. Barnocky and daughter, Betty Jean Barnocky of Port Vue.

 
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Dorothy R. Gilbert

November 21, 2018 |

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

Dorothy R. Gilbert, 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born March 25, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John H. and Helen Livingstone Rudd . She was the wife of 66 years to the late David S. Gilbert, Jr., who passed away May 11, 2015. Dorothy was known for her hospitality, as she carried on a tradition of having traditional English dinner for her family every Sunday and holidays. Her sense of humor, quick wit and joyful spirit brightened family times together. She was a woman of class, integrity and wisdom. Dorothy was a generous and devoted caregiver as her presence and dedication brought comfort to the many she helped. She was a fashionista and was very artistic and creative, designing jewelry and floral designs, as well as sewing and gardening.

 
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Tracey Ann Martonyak

November 20, 2018 |

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

Tracey Ann Martonyak, 53, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday. November 20, 2018. She was born February 7, 1965 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Irene M. (Sandusky) Martonyak of Elizabeth Township and the late Bernard D. Martonyak who died September 22, 2006. Tracey was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park and was an Accounting Clerk for FMS in Pleasant Hills.

 
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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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