Darrel Duane Railingshafer, 93, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. He was born January 5, 1926 in Coulter and was the son of the late Raymond and Helen Ransick. He was the husband of the late Gene L. (Gilbert) Railingshafer who passed away November 27, 1986. He was a member and past fire chief of the Greenock Fire Co. and was a WWII US Navy Veteran. Darrel was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works and had previously worked for the former Watson Paint and Glass in McKeesport, and also with the former Gilbert and Son in the construction of the Greenock United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Marcia Gene (Thomas) Menzies of Hickory, Bette Rae (Edward) Campbell of Greenock, and Darelle Lee Railingshafer of Weirton, WV., grandchildren, Heather (Steve) Clement, Sean (Amanda) Menzies, Haley (Tony) Mollica, Becky Menzies and Roxana Railingshafer, great-grandchildren, Alyson, Ava, Ella, and Ryan Menzies, Kaelah, Lily and Molly Clement, and Giovanni, Sofia, Santino, and Amelio Mollica, and nieces and nephews. Graveside service with Military Honors took place Friday, March 1, 2019 at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at 412-471-0935. 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.
Originally published March 01, 2019.