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Gertrude F. (Burek) Mellett

September 29, 1924 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 93)

 Of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully at her home in Asbury Villas on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Born to Michael and Rose Burek in Midland, PA on September 29, 1924. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, William L. Mellett; her parents, and sisters: Margaret Patterson, Cecelia Barrett, and Theresa McMillan. Survived and loved dearly by her four sons and her daughters-in-law: Michael of Covina, CA; William & Laura (Keyes) of Ballwin, MO; Thomas & Barbara (Weber) of Moon Twp.; James & Janette (Gorczycki) of Mt. Lebanon; and Dana Moulder of California. Beloved grandmother who will be deeply missed by her five grandchildren: Shivahn (Steve) Petty; Erin (Zak) Hall, Kelly (Brett) Hill, Kathryn Mellett, and Gannon Mellett; and also great-granddaughters Kayla and Sophia Petty. Gert also leaves behind countless nieces, nephews, friends, and her special family next door, The Wildfires. All who knew Gert will miss her kindness, gentle ways, and love. She was a 1947 graduate of Mount Mercy College and a secondary teacher of math, chemistry, and physics before raising her family; former member of the Dormont AARP Chapter where she served several years in officer positions; long-time volunteer at the Mt. Lebanon Trading Post of Dormont; and member for over 40 years at St. Bernard Parish where she and her husband enjoyed working on the Apple Pie Committee for many years. A sincere and heartfelt thank you is extended to the exceptional employees of Asbury Villas - especially Gert’s nurses and aides. She spoke very highly of them and was touched by their kindness. Their professional and gentle care over the past 3 years is deeply appreciated by her family. The Melletts would also like to thank the staff of ViaQuest Hospice for their tender care & attention given to Gert. Friends and family are welcome at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes,  222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, on Thursday, August 2 from 2 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 3 at 9:30 am at St. Bernard Church, Mt. Lebanon. Interment will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's  choice.

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