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Gloria R. Stone

April 03, 2020 |

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

Gloria R. Stone, 91, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. She was born February 17, 1929 in Houtzdale and was the daughter of the late Thomas James and Elefleda May (Carson) Richards. She was the wife of  late Phillip H. Stone who passed away January 19, 1990. Gloria was retired from the former Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania.

 
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Wayne Newton Stuckey

March 30, 2020 |

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

Wayne Newton Stuckey, 82, of Plum Borough, formerly of Cranberry Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2020. He was born May 28, 1937 in Kearnysville, WV and was the son of the late Jeremiah Newton and Mary Francis (Swartz) Stuckey.  Wayne was the husband of 55 years to the late Ann Matthews (Gum) Stuckey who passed away January 1, 2016. Wayne was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School Class of 1955. He was a US Marine Corps Veteran.   Wayne worked in finance all of his life. He belonged to the Elks in Cranberry Twp., and was an avid hunter. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and was celebrated for his 50 years in the Martinsburg Chapter. 

 
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Doris Jean McCracken

March 30, 2020 |

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

Doris Jean McCracken, 88, of Boston, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. She was born June 11, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ella (Opal) Palm. She was the wife of the late Kenneth A. McCracken who passed away February 21, 1995. She was a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston, the former Boston Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was a former chaperone for the McKeesport Majorette and Drill Team. She worked at the former Boston Diner for 25 years. 

 
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Karen M. Paterra

March 29, 2020 |

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

Karen M. (Tom Katona) Paterra, 71, lifelong resident of Versailles Borough, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in White Oak. Karen was born in McKeesport on April 14, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Smith) Paterra of Versailles Borough. She was preceded in death by her sister, Paula Paterra who died in 1972. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Church - St. Patrick Worship Site, The Palenese League of America, and served as a past officer of the Palenese Women's Auxiliary She was retired from the County of Allegheny where she worked for over 24 years as an administrative secretary.

 
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Sarah Kolakowski

March 25, 2020 |

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

Sarah Shank Trasp Kolakowski, 85, passed away on March 21, 2020 in McKeesport Hospital. An amazing woman who touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. Due to the corona virus, a celebration of her life will be held at later date. At that time a private burial will take place at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. A loving mother to Paula Tortorice (Art), and Wendy Trasp, of Elizabeth Township, and step-children, David Kolakowski (Yvonne) of Middletown, Jimmy Kolakowski (Julie) of Half Moon Bay, CA , and Rob Kolakowski, of Mt. Joy. 

 
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John Philip Horne

March 25, 2020 |

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

John Philip Horne, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was born March 28, 1934 in Jeannette and was the son of the late Raymond J. Horne, Sr. and the late Mable Marie (Anderson) Horne. He was the husband of the late Irene (Noble) Horne who passed away in 2000. John was a Cemetery Grounds Keeper in Washington, D.C. and was a US Marine Corps Veteran. 

 
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Grant Leslie Scott

March 23, 2020 |

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

Grant Leslie Scott, 74, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was born October 24, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Daniel I. and Mary (King) Scott. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport, and was a life member of the McKeesport Sportsman's Association and the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association. Grant was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and was a retired Environmental Services Section Chief at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Aspinwal. He had previously worked for US Steel - Irvin Works. 

 
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Ralph J. Whitney

March 20, 2020 |

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

Ralph J. Whitney, 74, of McKeesport, died Friday, March 20, 2020 at home. He was born September 12, 1945 in McKeesport, and was the  son of the late Joseph and Nora Whitney and brother of the late John “Jack” Whitney, Lenora Gibbons, Joseph “Billy” Whitney, and Charles Whitney.  He was a retired supervisor for American Bridge.  He was a proud member of the Mary Mother of God Parish (Corpus Christi Site), where he also served as an usher. Ralph was a member of the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association in McKeesport and the Sutersville Moose.  He also served as the president of the McKeesport Senior Center.

 
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Vera E. Mehlman

March 17, 2020 |

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

Vera E. Mehlman, 94, of Boston, passed away Tuesday March 17, 2020. She was born June 10, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Clarence B. and Mary (West) Campbell. She was the wife of the late Herman Mehlman. Vera was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church,  McKeesport Hospital Alumni Association, Elizabeth Township AARP, and the Sunshiners Club. She was a Registered Nurse at McKeesport Hospital and retired after 25 Years of service.

 
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Duane Dale Richardson

March 16, 2020 |

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

Duane Dale Richardson, 75, of Forward Township, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was born November 24, 1944 in New Eagle and was the son of the late Vincent and Elizabeth (Chesney) Richardson. Duane was a retired Diesel Mechanic and had worked for Brockway Trucking, Blackburn International, John Lipp Construction and Patterson Supply Co. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

 
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Darron William Main, Jr.

March 11, 2020 |

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

Darron William Main, Jr.,  34, of Bunola, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. He was born December 17, 1985 in McKeesport and was the son of Darron Lee Main, Sr., of McKeesport and the late Tammi Lou Fresh. Darron worked for Family Tent Rental in Large. His hobbies included Lego's, spending time with his children and family, and Bunola Bon Fires and BBQ's. 

 
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Anne D. Vunovic

March 11, 2020 |

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

Anne D. Vunovic, 91, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020. She was born March 24, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Burke and Mildred Ivosevich. She was the wife of the late Milan George Vunovic who passed away June 18, 1957. Anne was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. She was retired from the McKeesport Area School District after more than 25 years of service. 

 
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James Walter Ludwig, Jr.

March 11, 2020 |

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

James Walter Ludwig, Jr, 56, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was born February 28, 1964 in Bennettsville, SC, and was the son of the late James W. Ludwig Sr. and Betty (Spivey) Ludwig . James was an Electrician for Signstat in Jeannette and was a US Army Veteran.

 
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Joseph W. Kapis, Jr.

March 06, 2020 |

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

Joseph W. Kapis, Jr., 82, of Buena Vista, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020. He was born February 22, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph W. Kapis Sr., and the late Anna (Marish) Kapis. He was the husband of the late Diane (McNulty) Kapis who passed away April 27, 2008. Joseph was a retired Machinist for the former Westinghouse Air Brake and was a member of the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association and the Buena Vista Fire Co.

 
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Rose M. Cafiero

March 05, 2020 |

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

Rose M. Cafiero,  95, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020. She was born October 4, 1924 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Nick and Clorinda (Liberatore) Cafiero . She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick Church in Christy Park. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1942 where she was an accomplished flutist in the Orchestra and Marching Band. Rose worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co. Home Office in their Sales Promotion Department for 42 years and was a member of the S.M.E.R.F. organization.

 
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