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Adella A. Kitchen

August 10, 2019 |

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

Adella completed her journey on earth and God called her home to be with Jesus on Friday, August 9, 2019.  Born December 17, 1927 in McKeesport, Adella was a daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Englot) Waszczak; and wife of the late Ralph C. Kitchen, of McKeesport. Adella, a devoted wife, mother, Grandma/Nana and GiGi, was a member Journey by Grace Free Methodist Church, Belle Vernon.  She will be remembered for her legendary hugs, hearty handshakes, instantaneous smile and asking everyone she met: “Do you know Jesus?” 

 
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Irene Teresa Consales

August 10, 2019 |

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

Irene Teresa Consales, 91, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born May 20, 1928 in Versailles and was the daughter of the late George and Anna Korodi Lukas. Irene worked as a librarian for Westinghouse Energy Center and was a former member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.  She loved to play scrabble, was excellent with words, and loved Reader's Digest.  Irene was also an excellent cook and she was known for her cheesecake, which was the pride and joy of every party, but most importantly she loved her children and her grandchildren.

 
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Janet Marie Kalkbrenner

August 09, 2019 |

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

Janet Marie Kalkbrenner, 77, of West Newton, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born June 16, 1942 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Woodrow Daugherty and Ethel Weatherwalk Moreland. Jan worked for over 20 years as a tax preparer for H&R Block at their West Newton and Belle Vernon locations.  She was a loving wife, amazing mother and second mom to many, a proud grandmother, both a girl scout and cub scout leader, and also a softball coach.

 
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Ruth N. Bryan

August 09, 2019 |

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

Ruth N. Bryan, 97, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday August 8, 2019. She was born July 6, 1922 inMcKeesport and was the daughter of the late George Dewey and Nellie (Cavoiola) Shaw. She was the wife of the late Edwin J. Bryan who passed away June 23, 1996. Ruth was a member of Praise Assembly in North Versailles.

 
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The Rev. Gordon Peers Ray

August 07, 2019 |

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

The Rev. Gordon Peers Ray, 77, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born June 21, 1942 in Rockford, IL, and was the son of the late Peers Foster and Mary Elizabeth (Stocking) Ray. He was a 1960 graduate of East Rockford High School, 1964 University of Dubuque, IA, 1968 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and was ordained in 1968 by the Illinois Synod of the LCA. In 1968, he began his ministry serving Gloria DCI Mission in Hagerstown, IN, followed by Leetsdale Wall Rose Parish in Leetsdale, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monessen, House of Prayer Lutheran church in Aliquippa, St. John Lutheran church, Carnegie, and Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak where he retired from in 2007.

 
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Robert Americo Belardia

August 01, 2019 |

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

Robert Americo Belardia, 82, of Buena Vista, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was born January 24, 1937 in Buena Vista and was the son of the late Americo Michael and Adella (Krasna) Belardia. Robert was retired from US Steel National Tube Works and was a member of  Buena Vista Vol Fire Co, Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Association, Shanner Sportsman's Club and Sutersville Sportsman's Club.

 
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Floyd Wayne Shutts

July 29, 2019 |

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

Floyd Wayne Shutts, 84, of Dravosburg, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born January 27, 1935 in New Castle and was the son of the late Floyd Ross and Katherine (Parker) Shutts. He was the husband of the late Donna F. (Swanson) Shutts who passed away October 14, 2016. They were married for 60 years. Floyd was a member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church and F & AM Lodge # 583. and was a retired charter bus driver.  He was an airplane pilot and enjoyed flying.

 
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Joseph Michael Bulischeck

July 15, 2019 |

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

Joseph Michael Bulischeck, 75, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, July  14, 2019. He was born February 3, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Bulischeck. Joseph was a Scrapper and had previously worked for the former US Steel National Tube Works . He was a former Fireman in Versailles.

 
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Edward Nicholas Druga

July 15, 2019 |

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

Edward Nicholas Druga, 86, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born December 13, 1932 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Jan and Susan (Homol) Druga. Edward was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne and was a retired Machinist from US Steel Homestead Works "Big Shop".  He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

 
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Georgia Jean Gentile

July 15, 2019 |

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

Georgia Jean Gentile, 72, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, July  13, 2019. She was born July 16, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Hunter J . and Francis (Edgar) Lohman. She was a member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township. Georgia was retired from UPMC Shadyside and had previously worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Louis J. Kelley

July 11, 2019 |

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

Louis J. Kelley, 72 of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was born August 8, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles David and LaDora (Betsch) Kelley. Louis was a printer and had previously worked in the plating department at the former US Steel Homestead Works.

 
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Raymond Thomas Fedor

July 10, 2019 |

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

Raymond Thomas Fedor, 78, of Elizabeth Township, formerly Clairton and longtime resident of Peter's Township, sailed off  Sunday, July 7, 2019 to meet again with beloved family and friends whom have set sail before him. He was born May 9, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Nicholas and Taugen (Ancarana) Fedor. He was the husband of the late Audrey Ruth (Lovrich) Fedor, she was the love of his life. Raymond was the Proprietor of 2 successful Open Pantry convenience stores in Bethel Park and was a member of the chamber of Commerce there.  He proudly served in the Army National Guard and belonged to the VFW post in Peter's Township, where he spent many an evening with many good friends sharing many great stories.

 
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Raymond Leonard Martini, Sr.

July 08, 2019 |

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

Raymond Leonard Martini, Sr., 68, of Port Vue, passed way at home on Wednesday, July  3, 2019. He was born May 20, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William Dodd Martini, Sr, and the late Elvira (Case) Martini. He was an Independent Trucking Owner/Operator. Raymond was an Organ Donor.

 
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Ann "Anna" Loizes

July 01, 2019 |

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

Ann "Anna" Loizes, 98, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born August 23, 1920 in Steubenville, OH, and was the daughter of the late Stelios and Steliane (Yialouris) Bournos. She was the wife of the late James N. Loizes, Sr, who was the former Chief of Police in McKeesport. She was a member of The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of White Oak and was a Sunday School Teacher and member of St. Markella Plilotochos Society. She was also a Sunshine Girl, that visited the homebound and hospitalized patients. Ann received the St. Photios Award for her dedicated service to her parish. During WWII when all the men went to war, she worked at Weirton Steel as a "Rosie the Riveter". 

 
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Pauline Theresa Canzonieri

July 01, 2019 |

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

Pauline Theresa Canzonieri, 90, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June  30, 2019. She was born January 11, 1929 in Donora and was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary (Dudas) Sutyak. She was the wife of the late Serafino Albert Canzonieri who passed away October 22, 1985. Pauline had worked for her late father at the former Sutyak Tailor and Furrier Shop in Donora and was also a bookkeeper for several area car dealerships.

 
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