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Carole Lynne Donofrio

November 19, 2019 |

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

Carole Lynne Donofrio,  77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. She was born June 22, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert W.  and Mary (Yablonsky) Wentz . Carole was a graduate of California University with a degree in Elementary education. She taught school at William Penn, Mount Vernon, Greenock and Central Elementary Schools in the Elizabeth Forward School District.

 
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James B. McLaughlin

November 17, 2019 |

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

James B. McLaughlin,  101, a resident of The Palms at O'Neil, formerly of Boston, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born August 25, 1918 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bernard  and Isabel (O'Rourke) McLaughlin of Christy Park. 

He was the  husband of  the late Betty Louise (Kiser) McLaughlin who passed away November 22, 2002. James retired from the former US Steel National Tube Works in 1980 after 43 years of service and was a member of Versailles AARP.

He was a US Army WWII Veteran. He served in the 60th Medical Detachment and for his service he received the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

 
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Edward Paul Rusteikas

November 14, 2019 |

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

Edward Paul Rusteikas, 88, of Allison Park and formerly of Lincoln Borough, passed away Tuesday, November  12, 2019. He was born August 15, 1931 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Walter and Theresa (Jackson) Rusteikas. He was the husband of the late Charlotte Mae (Pryor) Rusteikas who passed away March 18, 2012. Edward was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport, and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired as a warehouseman in 1993 from Ames Department Stores, Inc. (formerly, G. C. Murphy Co.), Christy Park (McKeesport, PA).

 
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Ida Mae Wigand

November 12, 2019 |

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

Ida Mae Wigand,  97, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019. She was born February 6, 1922 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Elsie Jane (Fue) Heath.  She was the wife of the late Francis James Wigand who passed away February 14, 1996. Ida Mae was a member of Praise Assembly of God in North Versailles. 

 
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Janis Lynn Belkowski

November 11, 2019 |

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

Janis Lynn Belkowski,  75, of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was born January 16, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Nizinski) Belkowski. Janis was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and the Silver Sneakers. She was previously a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Vue.

 
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Arthur H. Anderson

November 08, 2019 |

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

Arthur H. Anderson, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at home. He was born May 24, 1930 in Erie and was the son of the late John W. and Laura E. (Nystrom) Anderson. Arthur was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township. He retired from Marmon Keystone in 1993 and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He loved spending time with his family, and sitting on his deck reading his Kindle. He was a life-long avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved to golf with his brothers.

 
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William Andrew Yusko

November 06, 2019 |

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

William Andrew Yusko,  63, of North Versailles, passed away, Saturday, November  2, 2019. He was born August 2, 1956 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Andrew and Alice (Curran) Yusko. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Joann (Alan) McCartney and Mary Ann Yusko, and a brother, James Yusko. He is survived by nieces, Heather  (Dominick) Candelore and Kami (Vince) Bracco, great nieces, Sierra Wareham, Isabella Candelore and Arianna Bracco, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his best friend, Robert Bacco. 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

 


Catherine Louise Kyslinger

November 05, 2019 |

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

Catherine Louise Kyslinger, 72, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, Monday, November 4, 2019.  She was born April 6, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Victor W.  and Catherine C. Salopek Kyslinger. She was a retired nurse of the class of 1968 McKeesport School of Nursing and  a member of The McKeesport Nurses Alumni Association.   Louise was a long time member of the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and later was a member of  St. Mark  Catholic Church, in  Liberty Boro.

 
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Kim Ann Kerecman

November 03, 2019 |

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

Kim Ann Kerecman,  61, of Port Vue,  passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. She was born October 4, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of  the late Andrew and Mary Rita (White) Kerecman.  She was a member of St. Thomas A Becket Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills.

 
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Luke Gregory McCay

November 01, 2019 |

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

 Luke Gregory McCay, 38, of Charleroi, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2019. He was born January 8, 1981 in McKeesport and was the son of John W. (Becky) McCay Sr.of Parker and Coleen (Jerry) McCay of Fallowfield Twp. Luke worked as a millwright for Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock where he was a member of the steel workers union, and also more recently as a drywall finisher. He was an avid hunter and loved hunting with his sons and was also involved with Charleroi Midget Football League with his son, Ethan.

 
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Hazel J. Cramer

October 28, 2019 |

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

Hazel  J. Cramer, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019.

She was born December 22, 1927 in Blaine Hill and was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Stirbis) Chaussinand. She was the wife of the late M. Wayne Cramer who passed away February 4, 2018. Hazel worked for J.C. Penney Co in Southland and Eastland shopping centers and was also bookkeeper for the former Cramer Brothers Marina in Elizabeth. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel and Paul Chaussinand and sisters, Emma Raftery and Shirley Pater.

 
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Mary Lee Barker

October 27, 2019 |

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

Mary Lee Barker, 72, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was born November 15, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Roberta (Dunlap) Johnston. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses McKeesport Congregation. Prior to raising her family, Mary Lee had worked for the former People's National Bank.

 
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Chester Charles Mazur

October 27, 2019 |

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

Chester Charles Mazur, 89, of White Oak, passed away at home on Friday, October 25, 2019. He was born July 16, 1930 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Sophie (Warholak) Mazur. He was a was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, White Oak AARP, White Oak American Legion and the Friday Night Bowling League. Chester was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. For his service he received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Medal. 

 
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Richard Paul McAfee, Sr.

October 22, 2019 |

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

Richard Paul McAfee, Sr.,  83, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019. He was born March 19, 1936 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late John Hunter and Mary Catherine (Knittle) McAfee. Richard had worked for Gateway Towers in Pittsburgh and was a US Army Veteran.

 
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Jay William Street

October 18, 2019 |

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

Jay William Street,  63, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, October  18, 2019. He was born May 31, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Audrey  (Beard) Street. Jay was Office Manager for John Haughey & Sons Plumbing, McKeesport and was a 1974 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.

 
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