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Lois Yvonne Mains

February 26, 2021 |

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

Lois Yvonne Mains, 92, of White Oak, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021. She was born January 31, 1929 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Bernice (Huemme) Railingshafer.  She lost her beloved husband, William (Bill) Mains on March 10, 2015. She had worked by his side for many years as his secretary for his successful landscaping company.  Lois was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and if you were married in the 50’s and 60’s she was most likely the vocalist that sang at your wedding. She was an avid golfer and was on the Butler’s Ladies and The Wednesday Wonders golf leagues at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth Township. One of her greatest dreams became a realization when she got a hole in one at Butler’s on August 17, 2010 at the young age of “81.” She was a member of The Red Hat Society and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the AARP - Clairton Chapter #1612 and enjoyed many pleasurable trips, the most recent to Rome/Greece in 2019.

 
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Irene Mildred Martonyak

February 24, 2021 |

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

Irene Mildred Martonyak, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born February 27, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Petty) Sandusky. She was the wife of the late Bernard D. Martonyak who passed away September 22, 2006.

 
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Kathleen M. Stoupis

February 23, 2021 |

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

Kathleen M. Stoupis, 52, of Baden, formerly of White Oak,  passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. She was born August 21, 1968 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Goldie (Klisanin) Stoupis of White Oak and the late Manuel Stoupis. She was a member of Norwin Christian Alliance Church. Kathy was a graduate of Penn State University and Seton Hill University. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her fiancé, Steven D. Boehm of Baden, brothers, James Stoupis of Hunker, George (Pam) Stoupis of Elizabeth, and William Stoupis of Mount Pleasant, nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

 
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Mark Lane Anderson

February 22, 2021 |

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

Mark Lane Anderson, 61, of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was born May 10, 1959 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Brooks and Colette (Logue) Anderson. Mark was a member of  Praise Assembly of God Church in North Versailles. He was a Sunday School teacher and the president of the bowling league there. He was the Regional Manager of Southwest Subway overseeing 7 area stores. He was an amazing boss and leader at Subway. He had a quirky sense of humor and always made his point in just a few words. He loved sweets, raspberry iced tea, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren and taking them places.

 
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Rebecca Guenther

February 21, 2021 |

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

Rebecca Guenther, 87, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was born June 3, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas King and Ruth (Winkelvoss)Waddell. She was the wife of the late Theodore Virgil Guenther who passed away April 17, 2020. Rebecca was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township and the Eastern Star.

 
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Evelyn Mae Shaw

February 21, 2021 |

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

Evelyn Mae Shaw, 93, of New Stanton, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at home. She was born January 5, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Katherine (Ditter) Kreiling. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Shaw who passed away January 15, 2005.

 
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Edward "Ed" R. Krien

February 18, 2021 |

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

Edward "Ed" R. Krien, 72, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday February 16, 2021. He was born May 22, 1948 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Frank and Irene (Tretyak) Krien. Ed was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and during his time of service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge M-14 and M-16, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Ed was a very hardworking man, who worked for Central Blood Bank as a truck driver for 35 years, where he had just recently retired, December 31, 2020. No matter what was made for dinner, Ed had always preferred hotdogs and baked beans, but nothing beat a bowl of cheerios or popsicles. Ed enjoyed his family time while vacationing to OBX every summer.

 
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Carol Ann Roberts

February 16, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Roberts, 80, of Versailles, passed away Monday February 15, 2021. She was born August 2, 1940 in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Doris (Leonard) McMullen. Carol was a member of the D.A.R., and enjoyed history, literature and the Ballet. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, baking, her flower garden, wild life, and her dogs and cats.

 
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Patricia A. Macik

February 15, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. Macik, 80, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021. She was born January 3, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael "Mickey" and Katherine (Maysak) Macik. Patricia was a 1958 graduate of McKeesport High School and 1962 graduate of California State Teachers College. She was an English Teacher at Elizabeth Forward High School. She retired after many wonderful years of teaching many great students, who occupy valuable roles in our communities today. She also cared for her mother, father, and uncle in their senior years.

 
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Thomas "Tom" E. Ambrosia

February 15, 2021 |

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

Thomas "Tom" E. Ambrosia, 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family on Saturday, February 13, 2021 after a well fought battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Samuel J. and Helen (Cupido) Ambrosia. He was the husband of the late Noreen A. (Fraikor) Ambrosia who passed away, February 8, 2003.

 
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Scott "Scooter" Bethem

February 13, 2021 |

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

Scott “Scooter” Bethem,  57, of Allenport, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh due to complications from a stroke. He was born November 5, 1963 in Charleroi and was the son of Connie (Atkins) Bethem of Belle Vernon and the late Gordon Bethem. He was a 1981 graduate of Belle Vernon Area High School where he studied carpentry at Vo-Tech.

 
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Harry Edward "Whitey" Niedzwecki

February 10, 2021 |

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

Harry Edward "Whitey" Niedzwecki, 86, of Confluence, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born January 13, 1935 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Adam A. "Tony" and Helen M. (Walbaum) Niedzwecki. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Mains) Niedzwecki, who passed away May 24, 2004. Whitey worked for 40 years for Bettis Atomic Laboratory in West Mifflin. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who loved and lived at his cabin on the Yough Lake in Confluence, PA. He enjoyed his beer and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.

 
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David L. Cant

February 10, 2021 |

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

David L. Cant, 75, of McKeesport, passed away, Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born July 10, 1945 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Robert John and Alice Mae (Ludwick) Cant. David was a US Army Veteran and worked for 37 years for Vista Metals. He was an avid hunter and golfer.  He golfed with a league every week and enjoyed hunting in the Clarion County area. David and his wife Janet have a camp in Mountain Pines that they would visit every weekend and they also enjoyed visiting Deep Creek, MD. He was a hockey fan and loved attending his grandchildren's games.

 
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Thomas "Tom" Edward Skotnicki

February 08, 2021 |

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

Thomas "Tom"  Edward Skotnicki, 63, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born October 10, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edward and Patricia (Jaskolski) Skotnicki. Tom was a very talented auto body repairman since he was a teenager and worked in several area shops, and was also a volunteer fireman for GlassPort Reliance Hose Company, number 2. He loved muscle cars and classic rock music.

 
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Stephen J. "Bud" Columbus

February 04, 2021 |

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

Stephen J. "Bud" Columbus, 88, of New Eagle, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born in Monongahela, March 21, 1932 and was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Todd) Columbus. Stephen worked at Monongahela  Ford as a parts manager and at Davies & Tregembo Ford in Charleroi as a car and snowmobile salesman. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, as he also used to race cars back in the 1950's.

He enjoyed watching college football, playing Euchre, hunting, golfing, bowling, being outdoors and was active in a senior softball league in Ocala, FL. He is survived by his grandson, Jacob Columbus, of California, PA, daughter-in-law, Kathi Columbus, of Eighty-Four, sister-in-law, Hannah Jane Columbus, of Bethel Park, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons, Stephen and Robert Columbus, brothers, Frank (Dorothy) Columbus, and Russell Columbus, sister, Eleanor (Lin) Dalton, longtime companion, Dolores Cheroki of Monesson, and former wife, Catherine Steinmetz.

 
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