Janet Marie Kalkbrenner

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 09, 2019

Janet Marie Kalkbrenner, 77, of West Newton, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August  9, 2019. She was born June 16, 1942 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Woodrow Daugherty and Ethel Weatherwalk Moreland. Jan worked for over 20 years as a tax preparer for H&R Block at their West Newton and Belle Vernon locations.  She was a loving wife, amazing mother and second mom to many, a proud grandmother, both a girl scout and cub scout leader, and also a softball coach.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Julius Michael "Mike" Kalkbrenner, daughters, Karen A. (David Jr.) Grey of Indiana, PA and Janice M. (Todd) Truett of Clairton, son, Michael Kalkbrenner of West Newton, grandchildren, David Kevin Grey III., Jessica M. and Shane M. Grey, Larz Kalkbrenner, and Karac and Brennan Truett, great-granddaughter, Gabriella Johnson, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Michele Mae Kalkbrenner. Friends are welcome from Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 10:00 am - 1:00 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 the Chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home following visitation at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412) 672-8901.  Condolences may be made at

Originally published August 09, 2019.

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