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Mary Ann Blanchard

June 04, 2019 |

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

Mary Ann (Hermesmann) Blanchard, 82, of  Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Grandview Estates of Elizabeth.  She was born November 29, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Catherine M. Scott Hermesmann. She was the wife of 61 years to the late Frederick C. Blanchard, Jr., who passed away February 11, 2016.

 
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Edward Eugene Handley

June 03, 2019 |

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

Edward Eugene Handley, 70, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born February 7, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Howard E. and Dorothy (Hollis) Handley. He was the husband of the late Eileen Francis (Mangan) Handley who passed away August  28, 2006. Edward worked for the former US Steel National Tube Works and was a Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

 
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Samuel M. Homa

June 01, 2019 |

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

Samuel M. Homa, 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born June 5, 1938 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Samuel and Matilda (Hatalovich) Homa. He was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, the Clairton American Legion, FOP, and Stephen Bayard Lodge # 526 F & AM in Elizabeth.  He was a US Army Veteran and was a retired Supervisor for Hercules Corp. in West Elizabeth.

 
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Henry William Greenawald

May 29, 2019 |

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

Henry William Greenawald, 71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, May  28, 2019. He was born October 26, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Henry Frank and Margaret Eileen (Kelly) Greenawald. Henry was a partner with Greenawald Brothers, and was retired from US Steel. He was a member of the Central Fire Co. the Buena Vista Fire Co Social Club, and the National Pike Steam-Gas-Horse Association. He was a former Assistant Fire Chief for the Collinsburg Fire Co.

 
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Charles William Bugan

May 29, 2019 |

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

Charles William Bugan, 58, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Monday, May 27, 2019. He was born March 28, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Emilene (Feruck) and her husband Sam Homa of Elizabeth Township and the late Charles W. Bugan, Sr. Charles was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute and was a Chef. 

 
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Glen Allen Cunningham

May 29, 2019 |

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

Glen Allen Cunningham, 71, of Pittsburgh, died May 8th, 2019 at home.He born June 24, 1947 in Elizabeth Township and was the second born son of the late Jack  and Beatrice Corinne (Howell) Cunningham. Glen was a bricklayer by trade which led him around the country from Pennsylvania to Virginia and to Texas and even outside the country to Scotland. His most current employment was at Trade Institute of Pittsburgh as the Lead Masonry Instructor.

 
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Dale Michael Smith

May 27, 2019 |

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

Dale Michael Smith, 83, of Champion, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, May  25, 2019. He was born October 25, 1935 in Monessen and was the son of the late Jay Smith and the late Helen (Bell) Smith Lincoln. He was the husband of the late Barbara J. (Cramer) Smith who passed away December 19, 2017. Dale was a life member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Somerset. He was also a member of Duquesne-McKeesport F & AM Lodge 731 and the National Ski Patrol. Dale was Director of the former McKeesport Choraliers Chorus. He was a retired Director of Operations for Intercity Motor Freight and had previously taught school and worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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Lela Marie Cindric

May 27, 2019 |

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

Lela Marie (Gill) Cindric, 82, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born July 2, 1936 in Martins Ferry, OH, and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred (Sayre) Gill. She was the wife of the late John Robert Cindric who passed away December 7, 2001.

 
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Doris Rebecca Kelly

May 27, 2019 |

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

Doris Rebecca (Oyler) Kelly, 90, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born October 9, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Russell S. and Rebecca (Klutz) Oyler. She was the wife of the late George William Kelly who passed away June 16, 2006. Doris was a Charter Member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and a member of the Berrier Class, and the United Methodist Women. She also taught 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School and was on the Church Building Committee there. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Silver Slippers, the Saints and Sinners Bowling League, and was a volunteer worker at International Village. She was an avid reader, crafter and great baker. She was a secretary at the former Westinghouse Headquarters in Wilmerding.

 
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Margaret Elizabeth Matta

May 27, 2019 |

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

Margaret Elizabeth (Wargo) Matta, 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Versailles, passed away on Friday, May  24, 2019. She joins her husband, the late Joseph D. Matta, Sr, who passed away July 18, 2007. Margaret was born  March 4, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Dobransky) Wargo. She was an amazing person who truly lived for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved us all unconditionally and made each of us feel special and important. She will be remembered as a wonderfully creative and dedicated homemaker who loved her family deeply and gave so much of herself to everyone she cared about. During WWII, she aided the war effort by working at the US Steel Christy Park Works in McKeesport that were converted to produce Ammunition Shells. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park.

 
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Delphine C. Sowa

May 22, 2019 |

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

Delphine C. "Del" Sowa, 86, of Liberty Boro, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. She was born December 30, 1932 in Port Vue and was the daughter of the late Thomas H.  and Elizabeth Taylor Mclean Roberts. She was the wife of the late John W. Sowa, who passed away February 6, 2008.  Delphine was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in West Mifflin and worked many years as a nursing assistant.  She loved playing cards, especially Pinochle, going to Kennywood and riding the Jackrabbit and Thunderbolt, and going to Pirates games, but most importantly, she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.

 
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Lia Sue Hummingbird-Ciszewski

May 21, 2019 |

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

Lia Sue Hummingbird-Ciszewski, 36, of White Oak, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was born August 31, 1982 in Raleigh, NC, and is the daughter of Linda Ree Nicholson of Dravosburg and J.D and Kara Hummingbird of Martinsburg, WV. Lia was proprietor of Massage 21 in White Oak. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Chad Michael Ciszewski, and son, Declan Thomas Hummingbird Ciszewski,

 
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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