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Rosemary M. Gerondites

April 13, 2021 |

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

Rosemary M. Kesser Gerondites, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 3, 1931 in Greensburg and was the daughter of the late Henry V. McKay, Sr. and Rose Marie (Gregg) McKay. Rosemary was the wife of the late Milan John Kesser, Sr., who passed away in 1972 and the late James Gerondites, who passed away in 1987.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and was also a member of The Catholic Daughters. She worked for Bell Telephone in her younger days and would later go on to work as a home health aide for many years.  She was also a member of AARP. Rosemary was known for her baking of cakes for all occasions and her beautiful cake decorating skills.

 
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Hobert E. "Hobie" Wright

April 13, 2021 |

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

Hobert E. "Hobie" Wright, 96, of Greensburg, formerly of Terra Alta, WV, and Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was born December 24, 1924 in St. Albans, WV, and was the son of the late Mac and Alma (Minez) Wright. He was the husband of the late Geraldine (Marraccini) Wright and the late Betty Ellen (Lang) Wright. Hobie was a US Marine Corps Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He participated in action against the enemy on Iwo Jima from February 19, 1945 to March 16, 1945. He re-enlisted after WWII and served in the Korean War.

 
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Terry James Neal

April 06, 2021 |

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

Terry James Neal, 39, of Clairton, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. He was born August 17, 1981 in McKeesport and was the son of Virginia R. "Ginny" (Knox) and her husband, Bryan Hilty of Greensburg, and Trennon L. and his wife Lisa Neal of Duquesne. Terry worked for Protec and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was also a great auto body repairman and painter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

 
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Robert Gerald Potts

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert Gerald Potts, 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at home. He was born October 24, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Milford and Muriel (Celisha) Potts. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (Warwick) Potts who passed away April 13, 2007.

 
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Louis Washowich

April 03, 2021 |

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

Louis Washowich, 81, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Lou is survived by his loving wife Jean, sons Michael (Missy) and Matthew (Jen Reck, Payton) and granddaughters Taylor, Haley & Lacey. Born in McKeesport, PA on July 8th, 1939, Lou grew up in a city that he later felt in life was his duty to serve.

 
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Ernest "Ernie" Warren

April 03, 2021 |

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

Ernest "Ernie" Gregory Warren,  61, of Eads, CO, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born March 13, 1960 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Charles A. Warren of Elizabeth Township and the late Marilyn (Closser) Warren. Ernie was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School where he participated in Varsity Wrestling and Baseball. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Ernie had worked for the US Postal Service.

In addition to his father he is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Orr)  Warren, daughter, Chelsea M. Warren of Youngwood, brother, Charles "Steve" (Patricia) Warren of Washington, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 
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Anna Mae Gioia

April 02, 2021 |

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

Anna Mae Gioia, 94, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Thursday April 1, 2021 at home. She was born June 5, 1926 on the family farm in Elizabeth Township, and was the daughter of  the late Clyde and Arelia Billick. She was the wife of the late Nicholas (Nick) Gioia. They got married on her 21st birthday and were married for 41 years. Anna was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and also a member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She worked for White Star Laundry and J & L Mill in Christy Park. She was a long time employee of McKeesport Hospital as a Messenger Escort and was a Union Steward for Local 205. Anna Mae was best known for her love of her trips to the casino and baking, especially Easter Bread and Pizzelles.

 
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Dennis J. Malos

April 01, 2021 |

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

Dennis J. Malos, 90, of Port Vue, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at home. He was born March 10, 1931 in Port Vue and was the son of the late John and Margaret Malos of White Oak.  Dennis was self-employed in the trucking business for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 249. He was a US ARMY Veteran and also worked security for US Steel. He was a lover of nature and enjoyed hunting with his friends. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing tennis with his wife and Renzie pals.

 
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David "Webby" Jerome Kline

March 30, 2021 |

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

David "Webby" Jerome Kline, 79, of Boston, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at home. He was born April 24, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Henry and Anna G. (Bigleman) Kline. David was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, the Croatian Club in Versailles, the G.C. Murphy Veteran's Club, and the Norwin Senior Softball League. He was also a member of the former Boston Fire Co. Webby was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse after 30 + years of service. He had most recently worked for Twin Rivers Recycling.

 
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Olive Jean Mauger

March 30, 2021 |

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

Olive Jean Mauger, 93, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021. She was born October 18, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James L. Stenson and Ada (Bartles) Stenson Adams. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Mauger who passed away May 19, 1994.

 
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Arron Christopher Koerbel

March 29, 2021 |

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

Arron Christopher Koerbel, 32, of Charleroi, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at home. He was born October 13, 1988 in Pittsburgh and was the son of William R. McNamara of Munhall. Arron was the proprietor of his own Tattoo business. He was a great artist and could draw anything. He had a big heart and enjoyed cooking gourmet food. In addition to his father, he is survived by his grandmother, children, siblings,  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his beloved dog. Friends are welcome Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-7 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 Thursday at 7 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Elizabeth “Betty” Robbins

March 29, 2021 |

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

Elizabeth “Betty” Robbins 92, of White Oak, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday March 28, 2021.  Betty was born October 19, 1928 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Stefan and Stella (Damaski) Kozlowski. She was the wife of her beloved husband, the late William "Billy" Robbins. Betty was a remarkable woman.  She worked for 26 years at the City of Pittsburgh Office of Personnel and after retiring from that position moved on to work for 8 years at the Federal Jury office becoming the Jury Supervisor, she got her driver’s license at the age of 40 and also obtained her GED at age 40...”just because”.

 
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Karen M. Paterra

March 26, 2021 |

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

Karen M. (Tom Katona) Paterra, 71, lifelong resident of Versailles Borough, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in White Oak. Karen was born in McKeesport on April 14, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Smith) Paterra of Versailles Borough. She was preceded in death by her sister, Paula Paterra who died in 1972. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Church - St. Patrick Worship Site, The Palenese League of America, and served as a past officer of the Palenese Women's Auxiliary She was retired from the County of Allegheny where she worked for over 24 years as an administrative secretary. Karen was a jack-of-all-trades. and would attempt any home repair job that she physically could. She was a women of great faith and her family was the center of her world. She was a 1966 graduate of McKeesport High School. From 1969 to 1971 she traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and France. For her, the highlight of these travels was when she was so close to Pope Paul VI, she could almost reach out and touch him.

 
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Richard William Levis

March 26, 2021 |

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

Richard William Levis, 78, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 17, 1943 in Alverda and was the son of the late Levo and Angelina (Veltre) Levis. He was a member of St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church (St. Michael Church), Elizabeth Township and was a New Car Sales Manager at Benson Lincoln for over 25 years. Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

 
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Sarah Jean "Sally" Haberman

March 25, 2021 |

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

Sarah Jean "Sally" Haberman, 96, of Greenock Heights, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born July 23, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late George E. and Eva (Knight) Smith. She was the wife of the late John H. Haberman who passed away November 25, 2007. Sally was a member of Central Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon, Elder, Choir member and past president of the Women's Association. She was also a member and past president of the McKeesport Symphony Ladies Auxiliary. She was previously a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston.

 
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