Jack F. Holsing

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 21, 2021

Jack F. Holsing, 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 7, 1934 in Greenock and was the son of the late Clyde F. and Alice (Morgenstern) Holsing. Jack was a graduate of McKeesport High School and was a US ARMY Veteran. He was a retired toolmaker for Excel Mold and Die. Jack was an avid reader, usually reading 50 + books a year, had a great sense of humor and also enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharen (Forsythe) Holsing, sons, Neil F. (Jeannie) Holsing of Cincinnati, OH and Keith D. (Jaime) Holsing of Washington, PA, grandchildren, Lindsay (Jon) Pringle and Jersey Holsing, great-grandchildren, Skylar and Hudson Pritchett, sister, Elaine (Ron) Sandmeyer of Haddonfield, NJ, father-in-law, Duane Forsythe of Espyville, PA, sister-in-law, Cindy (Cliff) Beirne of North Huntingdon, brother-in-laws, Richard (Zoe) Forsythe of Belle Vernon and Ron Forsythe of Williamsfield, OH, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Shirley Forsythe, step-grandson, Terry Pritchett and sister-in-law, Fran Forsythe.  There is no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., at a later date. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at

Originally published July 21, 2021.

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