A. Joanne Tellman

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 20, 2018

A. Joanne Tellman, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at home. She was born March 17, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John A. and Mildred I. (Monath) Ryan. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Tellman who died November 11, 2004. They were married for 48 years. Joanne was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a retired Operating Room Head Nurse at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra J. Tellman of Verona, brother, John C. Ryan of North Versailles, sister, Barbara M. (Paul) DiFabio of Boston, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery R. Tellman who died May 30, 1976, daughter, Lauren S. Tellman who died January 23, 2018 and sister, Dorothy Schaffer. Friends are welcome Tuesday, May 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral service will be held in Faith Lutheran Church on Wednesday May 23, at 10 am with The Rev. Michael Ryan, officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at

Originally published May 20, 2018.

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