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George J. Rocknage

January 20, 2020 |

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

George  J. Rocknage,  93, of McKeesport, PA, formerly of Steubenville, OH, passed away at home on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born May 23, 1926 in Steubenville and was the son of the late James (Dmitar) Rocknage and Helen (nee Rokos) Rocknage. He was the husband of the late Mika (Reznicak) Rocknage. George was a life long member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville , and served as an officer of the church for many years; as well as a charter member of the Petar Krstich Choir and the Holy Resurrection Men's Club. The past 6 years, George was a devout member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, beloved by all! He was also a life-long accomplished bowler. George worked in many varied fields, from working as a general laborer for Starvaggi Coal, and as a Water Engineer for the Jefferson County Water Department; also was a long-time custodian for the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church.

 
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Peggy Page Sepcic

January 11, 2020 |

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

Peggy Page Comer Sepcic, 91, of McKeesport passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 peacefully at home. She was born on June 4, 1928 in Shenandoah, VA to the late Franklin and Fannie Comer. She was the wife of the late James George Sepcic, who passed away October 19, 2017. The youngest of 14 siblings who grew up in Shenandoah, Va, Peggy was a strong, caring woman who was already driving at age 14 because, as the last sibling home, she was responsible for taking care of her mother. Peggy was always a sharply-dressed, loving, & welcoming woman who always had a pot of coffee on the stove and an extra plate at her table so no one ever left her home hungry or without good conversation. Until Peggy became ill, she was active member of many organizations including the board of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, an executive member of the McKeesport Hospital Women’s Committee, and a volunteer EMT for the Liberty Borough Ambulance service.  Peggy was loved & revered by all who knew her.

 
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Thomas H. O’Toole

January 11, 2020 |

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

Thomas H. O’Toole, 85, of Castle Shannon and formerly Elizabeth Township, sailed into eternity on Jan. 10, 2020. He was born on Nov. 30, 1934, in Saginaw, MI, to the late John and Rhea O’Toole. He is survived by his wife Darlene (Straw); sons Kevin (Melinda) of Monroeville and Kerry of Barefoot Bay, FL; daughter Kelly (Chris Peters) of Annapolis, MD; daughter-in-law Sharon of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Bradley, Shannon, Drew, Ryan and Sara; and great-grandson Jordan. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rose Marie (Curcio) and brothers John, William and Donald. A retiree of Elizabeth Carbide Die Co.,

 
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William A. "Red" Brewster

January 10, 2020 |

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

William A. "Red" Brewster,  88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020. He was born September 25, 1931 in Boston and was the son of the late William and Rose (Maguire) Brewster. He was the husband of the late Margaret L. "Maggie" (Gilbert) Brewster who passed away February 6, 2006. Red was a retired Truck Driver and was a member of Teamsters Local 249.

 
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Kevin Liam Machesky, Jr.

January 09, 2020 |

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

Kevin Liam Machesky, Jr., 24, of Greenock, passed away Wednesday, January  8, 2020. He was born February 21, 1995 in Monroeville. Kevin was proprietor of Machesky Excavation and was a 2013 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.

 
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William Bernard Carper

January 03, 2020 |

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

William Bernard Carper, 79, of Morgantown, WV, formerly of Roanoke, VA, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was born May 10, 1940 in Roanoke, VA, and was the son of the late Charles Bernard and Martha (Wills) Carper. William was a retired Store Manager for the Virginia ABC Board, and was a US Air Force veteran.

 
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Eleanor Lynch Anater

January 02, 2020 |

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

Eleanor Lynch Anater, 79, of White Oak, died on Wednesday January 1, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital after surgical complications. Ellie was born in Pittsburgh on September 11, 1940 to Ida (McGrady) and William J. Lynch. She grew up on Chislett Street in the Morningside neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her younger sisters, Bea and Marge, always by her side. She met her devoted husband, Tom, while they were both students at Duquesne University, where she earned her B.S. in Biology. They married at St. Raphael’s Church in Morningside in 1963. Together they had six children: Mark, Michael, Susan, Sharon, Patrick, and Tim. She was a devoted member of St. Angela Merici Parish for 47 years. She was selfless in serving her parish family and its school. She was their long-time Parish Secretary and Director of the Junior Ladies of Charity.  She was in charge of flowers and church decorations for every important date on the liturgical calendar for as long as memory serves.

 
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Pastor August M. Thalman, Jr.

January 02, 2020 |

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

Pastor August M. Thalman, Jr., 92, of Elizabeth, passed away Monday, December  30, 2019. He was born January 19, 1927 in Freeport and was the son of the late August M. and Daisy (Johns) Thalman, Sr. Pastor Thalman was a former Pastor of Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. He was a member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Co., and was a former chaplain at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Butler. He was a Pastor in area churches for over 50 years and was also a WWII US Navy Veteran. For his service, he received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal.

 
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Mildred L. Clawson

December 30, 2019 |

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

Mildred L. Clawson, 88, of New Eagle, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born August 9, 1931 in Smithfield and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mattie C. (Werner) Clawson. Mildred worked for the former Murphy Mart in Pleasant Hills and the former G. C. Murphy Co. in Clairton. She retired after 45 years of service. She is survived by her nephew, Dennis L. (Donna) Clawson of New Eagle and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Hershel Clawson and a sister, Doris Kivador. There is no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 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

 


Edward Thomas Pula

December 27, 2019 |

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

Edward Thomas Pula, 80, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was born July 4, 1939 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Edward  and Loretta (Kowalewski) Pula . He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and was an US Air Force Veteran. Edward was a White Oak Police Officer for 26 Years.

 
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LaVauda Jean Peterson

December 26, 2019 |

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

LaVauda Jean Peterson, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Tuesday, December  24, 2019. She was born May 8, 1930 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Edna R. (Eberts) Dick. She was the wife of the late Melvin Curtis Peterson who passed away August 31, 2014. LaVauda was a member of the First Methodist Church of McKeesport.

 
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Jody D. Govannucci

December 26, 2019 |

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

Jody D. Govannucci, 48, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. She was born June 10, 1971 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph Longwell  and Ruth Ann Laughlin. She worked as a cleaning specialist for Gary's Cleaning Service.  Jody was a gypsy soul who loved to look pretty and go out with her friends. She loved motorcycles, especially Harleys and she loved her family.

 
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Rudolph J. Campaneo

December 26, 2019 |

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

Rudolph J. Campaneo,  86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. He was born December 20, 1933 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Julia Onorato. He was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, Lifespan, Versailles Croatian Club, and the McKeesport Heritage Center. He enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, reading, dancing and trips with the seniors. He was retired from the former Enamel Products in McKeesport after 40 years of service and was a US Army Veteran. He was also a Barber and had worked for Joe's Barber Shop in Elizabeth township.

 
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James A. McGinty

December 26, 2019 |

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

James A. McGinty,  84, of Greenock, formerly of Murrysville, passed away Tuesday, December  24, 2019. He was born January 12, 1935 in East Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Eugene and Mary  (Stuckey) McGinty. He was the husband of the late Donna Mae (Hunphreys) McGinty who passed away March 29, 2002. James was a retired Engineer for US Steel. He was a graduate of East Pittsburgh High School, Penn State University, and Robert Morris University. He was a US Army Veteran and was a member of the Plum Creek/Monroeville F & AM Lodge # 799.

 
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Edith F. Finney

December 23, 2019 |

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

Edith F. Finney, 87, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019. She was born July 7, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Isaac Wesley and Goldie (Swanson) Couchenour. She was the wife of the late Glenn Alvin Finney who passed away May 22, 2008. They were married for 59 years. Edith was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church in McKeesport. She was part owner of the former Glenn A. Finney Funeral Home in Sutersville and was a beautician. She was also a Rental Manager for Brandywine Agency, Amore, and Sierra Management. In her earlier years she loved to entertain and was a great cook. She was a friend to many, and her family was always first in her life.

 
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