Gertrude M. Gabert, 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Allison Park, PA, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born March 10, 1927, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Alois and Eva Mader Bodenlos. She was a graduate of St. Basil’s High School in Carrick, PA, and also a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.  Gertrude was a retired Cadet Nurse in the US Army, earning the rank of First Lieutenant, and serving during the Korean War.  She moved to St. Marys in 2011.

On February 19, 1955, in St. Basil’s Church in Pittsburgh, Gertrude married James A. Gabert, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Hall and her husband Dr. Michael Hall of St. Marys; a son, Robert D. Gabert of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Matthew Hall, Zachary Hall, and Stephen Gabert; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Annarose LeConte of South Portland, ME and Margaret Connolly of Kentucky; and by a brother, Louis Bodenlos of Pittsburgh.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Gabert.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11:00 Am, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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James T. “Lefty” Gorman, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor.

He was born July 24, 1926, in Johnsonburg, son of the late James and Rena Gaffey Bortnyak Gorman. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School.  He was a retired employed of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1988.

Lefty was married to Rita Means Gardner, who preceded him in death on February 9, 1989. They were married in 1965 in Emporium.

He is survived by a daughter, Kelly Iorfida of Harrisburg; a son, Sean Gorman of St. Marys; a step daughter, Jacquelyn Conklin and her husband Loren of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Malissa, Vanessa, Amanda, Jenna, and Jayden; and by eight great grandchildren, Trevor, Emalee, Mason, Chloe, Ryder, Camden, Cove, and Hyden.

Lefty was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, William, and Joseph Gorman. He was the last member of his immediate family.

Lefty was a veteran of the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the PFL, the Moose, a life member of the CMF, and he enjoyed bowling.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of service.

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