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William Daniel Speidel, Jr.

September 01, 2020 |

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

William Daniel Speidel, Jr., 94, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, August 26, 2020 at his home in Elizabeth Twp. Born on April 26, 1926 in East McKeesport, he was the son of William Daniel Speidel, Sr. and Martha (Jones) Speidel. Left to cherish his legacy are his wife of nearly 70 years, Florence (Delo) Speidel and their children Carol (James) Anderson of Mechanicsburg, William D. (Barbara) Speidel, III of Butler and David (Barbara) Speidel of South Fayette; 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from East McKeesport High School where he played football, basketball and was president of the student council.

 
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Isabel Suarez

September 01, 2020 |

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

Isabel (Garcia) Suarez 101, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at home. She was born April 15, 1919 in Clarksburg, WV, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adella (Garcia) Garcia. She was the wife of the late Alfred "Fred" Suarez who passed away December 10, 1999. Isabel was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was a Charter Member of the Central Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in Elizabeth Township. She was retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District. Her hobbies included crafting, baking and making candy.

 
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Edward William Eversole

August 30, 2020 |

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

 

Edward William Eversole, 69, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born August 27, 1951 in Keyser, WV, and was the son of Beatrice (Miller) Eversole of Glassport and the late Olen B. Eversole, Sr.

 
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Milan Samuel Washowich

August 27, 2020 |

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

Milan Samuel Washowich, 80, of Plum, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He was born April 16, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Louis and Nellie (Bocek) Washowich. Milan was retired banking manager for Western Pennsylvania National Bank, which would later become PNC for many years and was a former member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, where he previously served as an altar server. He was a proud member of The McKeesport Lions Club, The Port Vue Seniors and The Archer Hill Bowling league. He was a softball player for many years for McKeesport on the Equibank team of The Steel Valley League and also played basketball every Wednesday night at the former Turner's gym in McKeesport. 

 
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Mary Loretta Evanko

August 27, 2020 |

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

Mary Loretta Evanko,  76, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Versailles, passed away, Thursday, August 20, 2020 . She was born December 21, 1943 in Port Vue and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna May (Kyne) Bilak. She was the wife of the late John Richard Evanko, Sr., who passed away August 10, 2019. Mary was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport. She is survived by her son, Michael J. Evanko of Ashburn, VA,  grandchildren, Christopher (Jena) Evanko, Mandy Evanko, Kasey Evanko, and Griffin Evanko, great-grandchildren, Wes Evanko and Hannah Ivey, and nieces and nephews.

 
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William L. Dewyer

August 26, 2020 |

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

 William L. "Bill" Dewyer,  86, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He was born June 29, 1934 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Molly (Garfinkle) Dewyer. He was the husband of the late Carol B. Dwyer who passed away March 9, 2008.

 
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Richard Brooks Smith IV

August 19, 2020 |

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

 

Richard Brooks Smith IV, 61, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 after a long bout with Colon Cancer. He was born May 23, 1959 in Barnsboro and was the son of the late Richard Brooks and Bella (Davis) Smith, III.

 
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Patricia Marie Tognarine

August 15, 2020 |

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

Patricia "Patty" Marie Tognarine,  69, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020. She was born June 14, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John F. and Margaret R. (Fichera) Domingo.

 
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Sue Anne MacPherson Spahr

August 14, 2020 |

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

Sue Anne MacPherson Spahr, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born February 3, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Robert William Parkins and  A. Areba (Paull) Parkins. She was the wife of the late John Charles MacPherson, Jr., and the late Ronald M. Spahr. Sue Anne was a member, deacon and elder of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was a hugger and  member of the Belle Choir and Chancel Choir there.

 
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Clyde Russell Ludwick

August 14, 2020 |

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

Clyde Russell Ludwick,  87, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020. He was born May 9, 1933 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Clyde R. Ludwick Sr. and Evelyn (Brown) Ludwick .  He was the  husband of the late of  Barbara Jean (Davis) Ludwick who passed away October 7, 2016. Clyde   was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, F & AM Lodge 731, and Masonic Veterans. He was a retired Fluid Systems Engineer at the former Mesta Machine Company and was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Steve Kolodziej, Sr.

August 10, 2020 |

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

Steven W. Kolodziej, Sr.,  65, of Forward Township, lost his valiant battle with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born July 23, 1955 in McKeesport. Steve was the former proprietor of Lucky Dawgs Doggie Daycare. He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors with his faithful pup Maggie, and having a Coors Lite with his many friends.

 
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Robert Louis Brown

August 10, 2020 |

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

Robert Louis Brown, 93, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born August 3, 1927 in Willock, PA and was the son of the late John Chizer and the late Alberta (Curry) Miller. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII as a Radarman on the USS Boxer CV-21 Aircraft Carrier.  He worked at the former Bell Telephone Company and later AT&T. He was a member of The American Legion 701 in White Oak, The Polaris Masonic Lodge in McKeesport and The Frank Gun Cub in Buena Vista. He was also a shriner and a Scottish Rite Mason.  Robert was an avid golfer and hunter, and was a Pittsburgh sports fan, most notably having Steelers season tickets for many years.

 
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Charles G. Dragos

August 10, 2020 |

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

Charles G. "Chillers" Dragos,  94, of Greenock, passed away at home on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He was born February 12, 1926 in Glassport and was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Boderna) Dragos, Sr.  He was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Church, Christy Park, the Glassport Sons of Italy, Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Club, and the Versailles Croatian Club.

 
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Mary Theresa Kritikos

August 07, 2020 |

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

Mary Theresa Kritikos, 90, of Coulter, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. She was born November 14, 1929 in Coulter and was the daughter of the late William and Julia Harkins Rebold.  She was the wife of the late George Patrick Kritikos, Jr.  Mary was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and a former member of the former St. Patrick Church in Coulter, as well as St. Patrick Church in Christy Park.

 
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Walter J. “Pat” Reczynski

August 06, 2020 |

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

Walter J. “Pat” Reczynski, 88, of McKeesport, passed away of natural causes at UPMC McKeesport on August 4, 2020, after several months of declining health. Born in Penn on September 15, 1931, to the late Florence Reczynski also of Penn, Walter was married to Jacqueline “Jackie” (Yaroschak) of Braddock on September 1, 1953, in Augusta, GA, at Sacred Heart Church. In his early career, he was a copilot at Epic Airways Inc. in Pittsburgh and later was an owner of Aerographic Photo Company in Ardara and of An-Di Electronics VCR Repair in White Oak. He was an electronics repairman, mechanic, craftsman, and self-taught pilot who had a passion for anything related to flying.

 
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