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Robert J. "Bob" Cornell

May 20, 2019 |

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

Robert J. "Bob" Cornell, 81, of Washington, formerly of Buena Vista, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was born March 8, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harold Cornell and the late Isabel Marie (Kelly) and Fred Krien. Bob was a retired Project Manager for South Hills Computer Center at Dick Corporation in Large. He worked there for 32 years. He was an avid golfer, and played with the Bull Chippers League at Butler's Golf Course since 1999. Bob was a life member of the Buena Vista Fire Company.

 
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Wade B. Ancarana, III

May 15, 2019 |

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

Wade B. Ancarana, III, 38, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was born September 23, 1980 in McKeesport and was the son of Wade B. "Huck" (Sharon) Ancarana of Elizabeth Township and the late Denise Marcel (Waugaman) Ancarana who passed away March 22, 2016. Wade was a Master Mechanic for the City of McKeesport.

 
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Frank L. Vogel, Sr.

May 13, 2019 |

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

Frank L. Vogel, Sr., 77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born June 26, 1941 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Florence M. and Clara (Mense) Vogel. Frank was a member of New Hope Assembly in Elizabeth Township and was a retired Painter. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Marie Martini, sons, Frank Lawrence (Ruth Carter) Vogel, Jr., of Trenton, OH, and Steven John Vogel of Pittsburgh, daughter, Tina (Michael) Crovak of Elizabeth Township, sister, Jan (Jim) Vogel Geiselhand of Beaver Creek, OH, brother, Larry (Edna) Vogel of Mercer, grandchildren, Stephanie Fusco/Hrubik, Brittany Boyle/Crovak, Robert Anthony Vogel, Lindsey Crovak, and Matthew Lawrence Vogel, great-grandchildren, Anthony Scott Hrubik, and Lucas Nathaniel Hrubik, and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. A Celebration of life service will be private. 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

 


Susan Lynn Hall

May 07, 2019 |

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

Susan Lynn Hall, 60, of Forward Township, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. She was born November 21, 1958 in Pawtucket, RI, and was the daughter of the late Shirley Hays. Susan was a member of Madonna Del Castello Catholic Church in Swissvale. She was a Manager of a Howard Johnson's Restaurant and was also a Caregiver and Nanny. 

 
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Beverly Grace Dornberger

May 06, 2019 |

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

Beverly Grace Dornberger, 82, of Versailles, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May  4, 2019. She was born March 25, 1937 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Robert and Katherine  (Bangert) Pierce and was the wife of the late Thomas Jacob Dornberger, Sr.

 
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Salvatore Thomas Orlando

April 29, 2019 |

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

Salvatore Thomas Orlando, 82, of McKeesport, passed away, Sunday April 28, 2019.  He was born January 21, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Antonio  and Rosina (D'Acquisto) Orlando. He was a 1955 graduate of McKeesport High School, an Army National Guard Veteran and a member of the former St. Pius Church in McKeesport.  He was retired from the Volkswagen USA plant where he worked in assembly and trim work.  He also owned the former Paisono's Restaurant in McKeesport and former Orlando's Italian Grill in Castle Shannon. In his later years, he would go on to work for LifeSpan where he would deliver meals to the elderly. He loved playing golf and basketball, shooting pool and watching sports, especially horse racing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

 
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Patricia A. "Patty" Reagan

April 28, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. "Patty" Reagan, 88, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019. She was born November 12, 1930 in Uniontown and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Honsaker) Kennedy. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Reagan who passed away October 29, 1998. Patty is survived by her daughters, Patricia M. Letchford of Boston, Joanne Reagan-Tate of Elizabeth Township, Roberta  (James) Mirt of Greenock, and Kimberly (John) Fillippa of White Oak, grandchildren, Missy, Matt, Megan, Dallas, Jamie, David, Michael, Brian, Joseph, Bill, Kelly, Brad, Casey, and Taylor, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise "Karen" Reagan, son, Barton Reagan and brother, Jerome Kennedy. There is no visitation. Private burial will be in the Masontown-Greendale Cemetery. 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

 


Alice Marie Cherepko

April 26, 2019 |

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

Alice Marie Cherepko, 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April  26, 2019. She was born January 9, 1939 in Donora and was the daughter of the late Owen F. and Ethel Marie "Midge" (McWhirter) Snyder. Alice was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church as well as St. Michael's  Orthodox Church in McKeesport, where her husband Paul is a life member. She was a former Key Punch Operator for the Equitable Gas Co, then a homemaker.

 
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Angeline "Goldie" Zaurski

April 24, 2019 |

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

Angeline "Goldie" Zaurski, 87, of Elizabeth Twp, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019. She was born April 3, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael  and Wilma  (Milak) Simon. She was the wife of the late Stanley John Zaurski, who passed away March 6, 2017.  She was a member of the former St. Stephen's Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Christian Mothers there.

 
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John Anthony Carney, Jr.

April 24, 2019 |

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

John Anthony Carney, Jr., 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, April  23, 2019. He was born May 24, 1930 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late John Anthony Carney, Sr, and the late Sadie Stella  (Fisher) Carney. John was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and was retired from US Steel. He had worked for US Steel in Clairton, Homestead and the Monroeville Research Center. He was also an avid golfer.

 
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Donna Jean Happe

April 22, 2019 |

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

Donna Jean Happe, 69, of Forward Township, passed away Easter Sunday, April  21, 2019. She was born June 5, 1949 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Maturkanich) Schedadt. Donna was a Manager at J. C. Penny Co. in West Mifflin.

 
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Dr. C. Robert Brown

April 20, 2019 |

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

Dr. C. Robert Brown, 89, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born July 19, 1929 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie A. (Thompson) Brown. Dr. Brown was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a US Army Veteran. He was a retired Physician and operated his Family Practice in Elizabeth for many years. He is survived by his wife, Marcia (Diehl) Brown, daughter, Melinda D. Brown of Elizabeth, sons, William M. Brown of Brookline and Robert C. Brown and Dr. Charles R. (Julie) Brown of Elizabeth, grandchildren, Isaac T., Silas C., and Linus R. Brown, brother, William R. Brown of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Paul A. Ruggier

April 20, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Ruggier, 69, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born May 11, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Florence (Sweeney) Ruggier. Paul was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park and was a US Marine Veteran. He was proprietor of Simplified Merchant Processing and MMD Fabrications.  He is survived by his wife, Shelley Mae (Gibel) Ruggier, son, Jason P. (Heather) Ruggier of Cranberry Township, daughters, Melanie L. Ruggier of Elizabeth Township, Samantha J. (Dan) Taylor of Buena Vista, and Jamie J. (Victor) Hopkin of Ruffsdale, grandchildren, Amanda (Christopher), Jacqueline, Wade, Robyn, Carli, Matthew, Lauren, Cameron, Jacob, Max, and Zachary, great-grandson, Logan, sisters, Carol (Walter) Worek and Evelyn (Tom) Fichera of West Mifflin, Sandi (Gerry) Como of Jefferson Hills, uncle, Paul (Barb) DeFabio of Boston and nieces and nephews.

 
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Carol L. Bucklew

April 14, 2019 |

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

Carol L. Bucklew, 64, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019. She was born July 23, 1954 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Verna (Weatherwalk) Harrison. She was retired from Oxford Industries and most recently worked for the Walton County Sheriff 's Department in Georgia.

 
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Elnora "Eli" Queen

April 12, 2019 |

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

Elnora "Eli" Queen, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born December 12, 1924 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Howard and Winifred (Anglum) Carnahan and was the wife of the late Melvin H. Queen. Eli was a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston and had worked for General Electric Credit in Greensburg and The Realty Company in McKeesport.

 
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