James E. Kalkbrenner

Alfieri Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 27, 2023

James E. Kalkbrenner, of East McKessport, peacefully passed on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the age of 87. James was the father of Marcia (Dave) Abel; Adorin grandfather of Matthew Abel, Sara (Allen) Forsythe, Ranae Kalkbrenner, Dustin (Amber) Kalkbrenner, Micheal Abel; great-grandfather of Grace, Braelynn, Brody, Benjamin, Levi, and Melody. He is also survived by his brothers, Ralph and Ray Kalkbrenner, and numerous nieces and nephews. James was preceded in passing by his parents, John and Mathilda Kalkbrenner, his  wife, Helen Kalkbrenner, son, Gary (surviving Lorrie) Kalkbrenner, grandson, Michael Abel, and sister, Laverne Little.

Per James’ wishes, all services will be held privately at Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Alfieri Funeral Home, Wilmerding. Please visit us at for online condolences.

Originally published May 27, 2023.

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