Johann N. Franciscus

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 26, 2022

Johann N. Franciscus, 83, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was born October 26, 1938 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Johnson) Spratt. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Michael's and was a part of Christian Mothers, Lifespan, and Red Hats. She worked for McDonald's as a crew member where she retired from in 1997. On June 14, 1958, Johann married the love of her life, James J. Franciscus, Sr.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Kriss (Joseph) Gralewski, of Yukon, granddaughter, Kelsey (Zac) Lyons, great-granddaughter, Maci, and soon to be great-grandson, Levi Joseph; son, James "Red" Franciscus, Jr. of Millvale, grandson, JoJo (Taylor) Franciscus, and granddaughter, Femina Franciscus; daughter,  Kathleen (Jeffrey) Kerber, of West Mifflin, grandson, Robert "Bobby" (Mia) Kerber, great-granddaughter, GraceLynn and great-grandson, Jaxston, grandson, Nicholas (Alicia) Kerber, great-grandchildren, Brynn & Sloane Kerber, grandson, Thomas (Becky) Kerber, and great-grandsons, Noah & Cole Kerber; daughter, Jacqueline (William) Webb, of Forward Township, and grandsons, Billy Webb, and Bradley Webb, and pet companions, Kashmir and Charlotte; daughter, Karolyn (David) Husok, of White Oak, granddaughter, Tabatha (Joe) Rush, great-grandchildren, Joey, McKenna, and Jackson, and granddaughter Tiffany Husok, long time special friend and maid of honor, Sue Sullivan, great-niece, Jane Nault, of Virginia Beach, and many nieces and nephews. Johann was preceded in death by her grandson, Joey G., and her brothers, James and Thomas Spratt, Jr. There will be no visitation. A Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield St. Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences can be made at

Originally published January 26, 2022.

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