Charles J. "Jeff" Blawas

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 10, 2019

Charles J. "Jeff" Blawas, 56, of Jeannette, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born December 6, 1962 in Jeannette was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Anna Marie Lokay Blawas. Jeff was a US Marine Veteran, serving in the first Desert Storm and was also in the Marine reserves for 20 years. He worked as a plumber for Newco in Scottdale and also enjoyed woodworking, especially cabinets and cupboards. He enjoyed skeet shooting, and car racing, but most of all loved his family. Jeff loved family reunions and was known for being a trouble maker, especially with water balloons at the reunions.

He is survived by sister, JoAnn (James) Hoyt of Murrysville, brother, Bob (Anna Marie) of Berea, OH, sister, Theresa (fiancé Chuck) Short of Jeannette, sister, Ginger (David) Jansen of Virginia Beach, Virginia, sister, Marlene (Bruce) Busato of Jeannette, sister, Monica (Steven) Sandidge of Byhalia, MS, sister-in-law, Barbara Blawas of Blairsville, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ernest "Ernie" and Thomas "Tom" Blawas. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral service with Military Honors will be held Friday, September 13 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville at 10:30 am (Anyone who is driving in funeral procession, please meet at the funeral home by 9:00 am).   Condolences may be made at

Originally published September 10, 2019.

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