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Mark T. Voron

January 28, 2021 |

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

Mark T. Voron, 62, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born September 20, 1958 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Nancy (Foley) Voron. Mark was a member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. He worked as a technician for Mine Safety Appliances and Ryan Homes.He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan and loved to go fishing.

 
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Kent Allen Sedlock

January 27, 2021 |

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

Kent Allen Sedlock,  65, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Greenock, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born  April 24, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William and Carlene (Raymer) Sedlock. Kent was a retired Tree Trimmer and had worked for IBEW Local 1919. He was a member of the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, Hartford Heights Fire Co, Elizabeth Township Ex Serviceman's Association, the Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Association and was a NRA Benefactor. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Anita L. (Shipley) Sedlock, daughter, Carly Joy Sedlock of North Huntingdon, twin brother, Kurt P. (Francie) Sedlock of Greenock, nephew, William Sedlock of Greenock, best mother-in-law, Marlyn Shipley of North Huntingdon, and many friends. Friends are welcome Friday, January 29, 2021 from 2-7 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 7 pm. Kent's brother-in-law Pastor Alvin C. Shipley will be officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Dolores Jean Priselac

January 27, 2021 |

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

Dolores Jean Priselac, 84, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. She was born May 9, 1936 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Potenziani) DiGiorno. Dolores retired from the South Allegheny School District Lunch Program after serving students for over 45 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family and loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Raymond Plummer

January 27, 2021 |

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

Raymond Plummer, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at home. He was born February 5, 1937 in Greenock and was the son of the late Harry and Martha (Gretzuner) Plummer. He was the husband of the late Sylvia (Milhalovich) Plummer who passed away February 21, 2013. Ray was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and Duquesne-McKeesport F & AM Lodge 731 and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He was retired from the Bettis Atomic Power Lab and was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald, Jack and Eugene Plummer. There is no visitation. Private graveside service will be held at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Greenock. The Rev. Erin Evans will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 641 Zimmer Hill Road, Greenock, PA 15047. Arrangements are by 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

 


Iona Joanne Runkle

January 26, 2021 |

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

Iona Joanne Runkle, 46, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at home. She was born August 23, 1974 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Forrest Gene and Shirley Kay (Daniels) Piper.

 
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Roslyn Schonberger

January 26, 2021 |

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

Roslyn Schonberger, 92, of White Oak, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. She was born January 24, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Maurice and Pearl (Jacobs) Greenfield. She was the wife of the late William Schonberger who passed away October 1, 2019. Roslyn was a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation. She was  a former Secretary for a Navel Officer in Norfolk, VA, and had previously worked at the former Gimbels in Eastland, Byers Children's Store in McKeesport and the A &P in the 10th Ward where she grew up.

 
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Rita Jean Cook

January 25, 2021 |

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

Rita Jean Cook,  80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021. She was born January 5, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Ruggier) Pozzuto. She was the wife of the late James Kemp Cook. Rita was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick Church, Christy Park. She had worked for Liberty Candy and the former Mon Valley Petroleum. She is survived by sons, Scott J. (Haley Mosqueda) Cook of Sutersville and Kemp M. (Dana Barber) Cook of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Christopher, Joshua and Nakita Cook and Antwan and Shawntrale Crosby, great-grandchildren, Evan and Ava Cook and Alana Crosby, brother, Donald (Barbara) Pozzuto of McKeesport, sister, Betty (Dan) Mains of Port Vue, sisters-in-law, Jean Pozzuto and Annetta "Netta" Pozzuto of Elizabeth Township and Lynn Pozzuto of Weston, FL, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael, Ralph, and John "Jack" Pozzuto and sister, Geraldine "Sis" Pozzuto. Private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. The Rev. Vincent P. Velas will be officiating. Interment will be at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Marie G. Cecchini

January 24, 2021 |

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

Marie G. Cecchini, 93, of Greenock, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021. She was born June 9, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen J. (Jobe) Carney.  Marie was the wife of the late Emidio G. Cecchini, who passed away January 11, 1978. She was a longtime member of Mary, Mother of God, Corpus Christi Site. She was active in politics her whole life and was a committee woman for McKeesport for several years.  She worked as a magistrate secretary in McKeesport office for 25 years, was an avid bingo player and loved the casino.  Marie loved to go out to eat, go dancing and listening to music, her favorite songs were "All Night Long" by Lionel Ritchie and "In The Mood" by Glen Miller.

 
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Thomas L. Andrew

January 23, 2021 |

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

Thomas L. Andrew, 76, of West Mifflin, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born December 2, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William A. and Edna (Hager) Andrew.

 
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Thomas Edward Tancibok

January 23, 2021 |

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

Thomas Edward Tancibok, 67, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. He was born November 17, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son the late Albert and Madeline (Oshea) Tancibok.

 
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Craig Kirschner

January 22, 2021 |

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

Craig Kirschner, 71, of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Born and raised in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Vaun and Leona (Franko) Kirschner.

 
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Nancy Jean Washowich

January 21, 2021 |

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

Nancy Jean Washowich, 80, of Plum, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at home. She was born September 19, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Gwosden) Sucha.  She was the wife of 62 years to the late Milan Samuel Washowich, who passed away August 26, 2020.   Nancy was a former member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. She was a member and past treasurer of the Port Vue Seniors and a poll watcher for Port Vue for elections. She was an avid bingo player, an excellent cook and loved to play cards and board games with her grandchildren and also attend their baseball and softball games.

 
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Dorothy Toth

January 21, 2021 |

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

Dorothy Toth,  85, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. She was born April 3, 1935 in Cokeburg and was the daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy (Yanatovic) Error. Dorothy was an avid Steelers, Penguin and Pirate fan and loved reading.

 
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Donald Lee Bonetti, Jr.

January 20, 2021 |

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

Donald Lee Bonetti, Jr.,56, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was born May 12, 1964 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Donald Lee Bonetti, Sr. and the late Connie Lee (Boal) Bonetti. In his younger days he enjoyed horseback riding, and dirt bikes. He was an EMT and had his pilot license as well. Donald was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Panthers fan.

 
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Michael Anthony “Big Mike” Prota

January 20, 2021 |

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

Michael Anthony "Big Mike" Prota, 57, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at home. He was born June 16, 1963 in Philadelphia and was the son of the late George and Virginia Landini Prota. Mike attended Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and worked as a baker at The Greenock Deli. He loved to play cards, was an avid gardener and was an excellent baker, known as "The Mile High Pie Guy". He loved playing hot wheels with his beloved grandson Owen and was a cornhole champion.

 
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