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Charles J. "Jeff" Blawas

September 10, 2019 |

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

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.

 
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Robert A. Szepesi

September 09, 2019 |

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

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Robert A. Szepesi, 81, of White Oak, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters. He was born July 17, 1938 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Stephen and Irene (Serfozo) Szepesi. He was the loving husband of the late Joan (Savel) Szepesi, who passed away May 18, 2002. Robert was an active member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church, McKeesport. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 and was honorably discharged. He was a Draftsman and CAD designer for Dravo Corporation. After his retirement, Bob enjoyed reminiscing about classic cars, watching Penguins hockey and Pirates baseball, and working on projects at his daughters' houses.

 
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Walter A. Harbin

September 08, 2019 |

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

Walter A. Harbin, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, September  7, 2019. He was born September 18, 1937 in Carnegie and was the son of the late Walter A. and Dorothy (Neumeister) Harbin. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the Holy Name Men's Club. He served as an Alter Server for funerals and was also a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion, the Brentwood VFW and was a member and officer of the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association.  Walter was a US Navy veteran and worked at the former VAMC on Highland Drive. 

 
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John Edward Clouse, Jr.

September 08, 2019 |

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

John Edward Clouse, Jr., 72, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born April 25, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Edward Clouse, Sr, and the late Doris Jean (Keeler) Clouse. John was a Metallurgy Assistant at the former US Steel National Tube Works and was a member of the Clairton VFW and Dravosburg American Legion. 

 
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Sandra M. Sopko

September 05, 2019 |

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

Sandra M. Sopko, 74, of Irwin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at home. She was born April 21, 1945 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Roberta Dunlap Johnston. She worked for many years as a real estate broker and was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gambling and casino trips with friends, was an avid antique collector, but most of all loved her family.

 
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Dorothy Dougherty

September 02, 2019 |

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

Dorothy (Hall) Dougherty,  97, of Greenock, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was born February 17, 1922 in New York and was the wife of the late Robert R. "Boo" Dougherty who passed away November 3, 1991. She was a life long member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock, and enjoyed working with arts and crafts, ceramics and stained glass.

 
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Steven "Steve" J. Brkovich

September 02, 2019 |

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

Steven "Steve" J.  Brkovich, 71, of Conneaut Lake, passed away, Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born November 30, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Stephen "Peaches" and Helen (Lucza) Brkovich. He was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School where he played baseball and football and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin. Steve worked as a licensed mechanic and inspector for the former US Airways. He was a member of Our Lady, Queen of the Americas in Conneaut Lake  and was a former member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Township. He was a 50 year member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and was a member of the International Association of Machinist Potomac Air Lodge # 1976.  He was also a member of the former Boston Volunteer Fire Co, in Elizabeth Township. Steve serves as Democratic Committeeman for Summit Township, Conneaut Lake.

 
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William V. Angeloff

August 28, 2019 |

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

William (Bill) V. Angeloff, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital after a short illness.  He was born November 18, 1931 in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Velico and Rusa (Athanasova) Angeloff, who emmigrated from Bulgaria. Dad graduated from Carrick High School in 1949 and then attended the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1958, and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.  Bill served in the Army during the Korean War (1952-1954).  Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Internal Revenue Service; earlier employment was with Union National Bank, Three Rivers Bank and the Beaver Trust Company.  He was a long-time member of St. Denis and St. Patrick Catholic Churches, Elizabeth Township Ex Servicemen’s Association and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens group.

 
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Ruth Ann Santory

August 27, 2019 |

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

 Ruth Ann Santory, 63, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. She was born September 28, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Warner and Sharma (Railingshafer) Talavinia. She was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and cantatas. Ruth Ann was a graduate of Indiana University of PA and California University of PA where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Masters degree in Reading, respectively. She was a retired 6th grade Math Teacher at the Elizabeth Forward Middle School and was beloved by many students and their families.  "Ruthie" loved children and was dedicated to growing their minds academically, and their faith through leading Vacation Bible School and youth group at church.

 
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Charles Thomas Putz

August 27, 2019 |

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

Charles Thomas Putz , 76, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, August  26, 2019. He was born August 13, 1943 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Loveada (Riley) Putz. Charles was a retired roofer with Allegheny County Roofers Local 37 and was a US Navy Veteran. 

 
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William Richard Brown

August 17, 2019 |

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

William Richard Brown , 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Friday, August 16, 2019. He was born February 7, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie  (Thompson) Brown.  He was the  husband of the late Vera  (Meyers)  Brown who passed away October 17, 2012. They were married for 63 years. He was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a WWII US Navy Veteran. William was a retired Teacher and Counselor at North Irwin and Bethel Park School Districts.

 
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Sophie R. Martin

August 15, 2019 |

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

Sophie R. Martin, 92, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born November 12, 1926 in Corry and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Slensky Romanosky.  She was the wife of of  Samuel A. Martin, who passed away January 24, 2003. She  was an active member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, she loved her church family and was involved with their White Cross Committee and other committees there.

 
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Marla Del Keefer

August 13, 2019 |

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

Marla Del Keefer, 54, of Sutersville, passed away at home on Saturday August 10, 2019. She was born October 6, 1964 in Gratztown and was the daughter of Richard Matthews of Sutersville and the late Doris (Woods) Matthews. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Ronald Lee Keefer, Jr., sons, Ronald Lee Keefer III, of West Newton,, Richard (Daenne) Keefer of Collinsburg, and John (Christine) Keefer of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Lillian, Addie, Ridley, and Aubree, brothers, Vincent (Marcie) Matthews of Sutersville and James (Bonnie) Matthews of Cowensburg, and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the 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

 


John Richard Evanko, Sr.

August 11, 2019 |

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

John Richard Evanko, Sr. 76, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Versailles, passed away Saturday, August  10, 2019. He was born October 12, 1942 in Duquesne and was the son of the late John and Mary (Logo) Evanko. John was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and was retired from US Steel Clairton Works.

 
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David Paul Amendola

August 10, 2019 |

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

David Paul Amendola, 57, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Tuesday August 6, 2019. He was born April 14, 1962 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Anthony L. and Mildred A. (Landstrom) Amendola. David worked for Caruso Cabinet Co in North Huntingdon and was a member of the Buena Vista Fire Co, and the Bowlers N-AT bowling league.

 
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