Gertrude Stypula, age 88, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was born April 30, 1932 to Joseph and Anne Gress, and grew up in the Whitaker neighborhood with her siblings, Stephanie Pastirik, Joseph Gress and the late Mary Ellen Gress, George Gress, and Joanne Johnson. Gertrude and her beloved late husband of 65 years Frank had five children, Frank (Diane), Henry (Sandy), Lori Badarzynski (Ed), Christine Kiester (Kevin), and Linda Watson (Mike). Gertrude is survived by grandchildren Cameron, Dylan, Lauren, Nathan, Darrin, Ross, Ryan, Daniel, Bradley, Tyler and Conner.
Prior to her marriage she had achieved a supervisor position with AT&T. She then became a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed making her special Slovak/Polish meals anytime the family was together. Gert had a love for animals and took great pleasure in raising birds.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntington. A blessing service will follow at 12:45 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Given the limited visitation window, please no flowers, but contributions in Gert’s name may be made to Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 6000 Verona Rd, Verona, PA 15147. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published January 09, 2021.