Fern Martinelli, 91, of McKeesport passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022. She was born October 27, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara (Walters) Markham. She was the wife to the late Russell R. Martinelli, who passed away July 13, 1965. Fern worked many years for Continental Can in the cafeteria and eventually into the factory. She then worked for McKeesport Hospital as a Hospital Escort from 1976-1992. She loved taking trips to the casino with her sister and she was an extremely involved and loving mother.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon L. (Mick) Davison of North Huntingdon, and Cheryl A. (Jim) Kaminsky of Christy Park; grandchildren, Shelley (Terry) Madden, and Jennifer and Justin Kaminsky; great-grandchildren, Colin and McKenna Madden, Tyler, Mia, Lucas, Cami, and Ellie; and siblings, Barbara (Carl) Beedle, Fred (Marcella) Markham, and Ray (the late Georgia) Markham. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Amedysis Hospice and McKeesport Hospital for their great care and compassion with their mother. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Originally published May 08, 2022.