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Anthony R. "Tony" Hilko, Sr.

September 15, 2021 |

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

Anthony R. "Tony" Hilko, Sr.,86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born March 1, 1935 in Glassport and was the son of the late Michael and Anna Mary (Smolchick) Hilko.  Tony was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish. He worked numerous jobs throughout his life, he was a bricklayer, worked for the former Continental Can and retired as a security guard for Magee Hospital. He was quiet, but well liked. Tony enjoyed fishing and deer hunting, especially at his camp in Potter County.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy A. (Dudash) Hilko, children, Anthony "Tony" (Karen) Hilko, Jr. of North Huntingdon, Diane (Ronald) Spyra of Washington, Michele (Frank Ley) Celko of Vandergrift and Michael Hilko of Glassport, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

 
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Eleanor Louise Herbert

September 14, 2021 |

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

Eleanor Louise (Whiteman) Herbert passed away quietly in her home with her husband, Paul, at her side on September 10, 2021 after a period of declining health. They were married 64 years and are devoted Christians. A native of Buena Vista, PA she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anne Whiteman. Eleanor earned her BS degree from University of San Francisco and her MS degree from Golden Gate (SF) University in accounting. She worked for Variance Associates of Palo Alto for 20 years and Lockheed (LMMS) for 15 years before retiring to Carmel Indiana in 1998.

 
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Alvian K. Rhoades

September 13, 2021 |

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

Alvian K. Rhoades, 83, of Smithton, formerly of Ruffs Dale, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was born July 6, 1938 in Smithton and was the son of the late John and Loma (Robertson) Rhoades . He was the husband of the late  Carol A. (Casteel) Rhoades, who passed away February 16, 2016. Alvian worked many jobs throughout his life, including working as a coal miner, heavy equipment operator, saw mill operator and for the Ford Motor Company.  He enjoyed guns and hunting.

 
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Lorraine Alexander

September 10, 2021 |

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

Lorraine Coltogirone Alexander, 73, of Fort Lauderdale, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was born December 28, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Peter Coltogirone and the late Ruby Mae Walker. She was the wife to the late Tim Alexander, who passed away April, 8, 2018. Lorraine had a hard shell, but had the biggest heart and was there for anyone at anytime! She was a loving wife and caretaker, who had the mindset to put everyone else's needs ahead of her own, which made her an amazing mother, sister and grandmother.

 
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Kathy Marie Slosky

September 10, 2021 |

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

Kathy Marie Slosky, 76, of Pittsburgh, passed away with her son by her side on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. She was born June 16, 1945, in Bentleyville, PA and was the daughter of the late Albert August "Jack" and Anna (Frencik) Slosky. She graduated from Bentworth High School in 1963 and then attended Robert Morris Junior College, graduating in 1964. Kathy lived in Washington, D.C. and worked for GTE (later Verizon) for over 20 years. Upon returning to the Pittsburgh area, Kathy was a faithful and active member of First Lutheran Church. The First Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsburgh was an important part of her life as well as the many wonderful people who made her feel very welcome and special. She always made a point of remembering what everyone’s favorite “thing” was and when invited to visit, she would walk in carrying that special thing you loved. 

 
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George Williams, Jr.

September 08, 2021 |

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

George Williams, Jr., 57, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021. He was born September 23, 1963 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George Williams, Sr., and of Patricia Lorraine (Vandervort) Williams of Elizabeth. George worked for St. Moritz Building as a Commercial Janitor for 10+ years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Zachary S. (Stephanie Golya) Williams of Elizabeth, daughter, Kelsi N. Williams of Elizabeth, brothers, David and Dan Williams, sister, Dawn Williams, grandson, Khyzer M.A Golya and a newborn grandson. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karlie S. Williams, brother, Carl R. Williams, and sister, Patricia Lou Williams. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Anna R. Grygo

September 07, 2021 |

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

Anna R. Grygo, 90, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was born July 12, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian E. (Reitz) Krutz. She retired from Chubb and Son Group Insurance Company as an Internal Auditor. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Grygo, daughter, Dr. Patricia A. (John Hogan) Jameson of Pittsburgh, brother, Paul (Carmella) Krutz of Greenock, grandsons, Robert T. Jameson and Thomas S. Jameson, and nephews, Vennie (Terry) Krutz and J. Anthony (Suzanne) Curcio. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph Jameson who passed away August 9, 2016. 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

 


Lana Lee Bishop

September 06, 2021 |

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

Lana Lee Bishop, 73, of White Oak, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. She was born January 19, 1948 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edward and Hilda (Gartner) Bishop. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Bishop.

 
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Stephanie Renee' Kunz

September 06, 2021 |

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

Stephanie Renee' Kunz, 41, of Cuddy, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at home. She was born March 16, 1980 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Stein) Kirkwood. Stephanie was raised by the late Louise (Macri) Cunning who passed away August 18, 2011.

 
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Pamela Lee Readel

September 03, 2021 |

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

Pamela Lee Readel, 68, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 with her children by her side. She was born December 6, 1952 in Mckeesport and was the daughter of Evelyn (Fravega) Schaffner of Versailles and the late William Schaffner. Pam was retired from Rivers Casino. She was a loving mother and grandmother and her life revolved around her grandchildren. She was always available to help and give of her time to others. Pam loved to cook and entertain family and friends. She was a fanatical Pittsburgh Steeler fan and was known to many as "Mama Pam". In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Charles (Laura) Readel of North Huntingdon and daughter, Tricia Kaylor of White Oak, brothers, Brian (Linda) Schaffner of Monroeville and Billy Schaffner of Versailles, grandchildren, Joey Readel, Christian Readel, Mia Perri, Karli Kaylor, Addison Readel and Quinn Readel, nieces and nephews and her granddogs, Queenie and Jacoby. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Staci Marie Perri and brother, Kim Schaffner. Friends are welcome Sunday, September 5, 2021 from 2-5 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Sunday September 5, 2021 at 5 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


David Kenneth Hall

September 02, 2021 |

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

David Kenneth Hall, 61, of Greenock, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at home. He was born September 22, 1959 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Austin and Joanne Dolores (Knight) Hall. David was a member of  the First Assembly of God Church, Irwin and  was a graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting. He was a Graphic Designer and had worked for Giant Eagle and Xerox. He was an avid musician and enjoyed playing his Guitar.

 
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Carol L. Opfar

September 01, 2021 |

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

Carol L. (Quinn) Opfar, 61, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born September 16, 1959 in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Thelma (Kelley) Quinn. She was married to the late David D. Opfar, who passed away May 11, 2014. She graduated from East Allegheny School in 1977. Carol held many jobs and was an avid crafter. She loved music, sewing, and playing cards as well as enjoying trips to the lake and spending time with her family and friends.

 
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Jay Z. Zaracki

August 31, 2021 |

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

Jay Z. Zaracki, 58, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021. He was born July 23, 1963 in Braddock and was  the son of the late Joseph Z. Zaracki Sr.  and Mary Ann (Norman) Zaracki Costello of McKeesport.  Jay worked many jobs throughout his life as a carpenter and as a groundskeeper at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. He was a good, easy going guy and will be missed. In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers, James (Debbie) Zaracki of Carnegie, Joe Zaracki, and Jarrett Zaracki of McKeesport, and Johnnie Zaracki of Brookline, sister, Jerry (Dan) Keenan of Las Vegas, NV., and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Zaracki, Jr., John Zaracki and Jeff Zaracki, sisters, Jodi Zaracki and Jana Davis and step-father, Tom Costello.  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

 


Shirley Sidun

August 30, 2021 |

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

Shirley Sidun, 80, of North Irwin, passed away, Sunday, August 29, 2021. She was born August 22, 1941 in Osceola Mills and was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Dresko) Herr. Shirley attended Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. She worked at the former Norwin Diner as a waitress, was a manager for 10 years at  Stop n 'Go  and later was an assembler at the Pittsburgh Reflector Co, and worked as a Nanny. Shirley always put others before herself, was a very hard worker, loved animals and took in several foster children.

 
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Patricia Kay Connors

August 27, 2021 |

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

Patricia Kay Connors, 71, of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021. She was born November 3, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James E. and Vera H. (Sharpack) Connors. She is survived by her daughters, Lorri (Don) Thorton of Elizabeth Township, Karri (Tom) Boden of Liberty Borough and Sarah (Mike) Zorrak of Cranberry, son, Christopher Payne of Germany, sister, Dorothy "Cookie" Gillie of Greenock, 13 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be held at the Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 7512-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

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