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Lillian B. (Artman) Gabelli

November 28, 1923 ~ September 13, 2019 (age 95)


Lillian B. (Artman) Gabelli, 95, of Allegheny Township, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at QLS West Haven Manor in Washington Township.

A daughter of the late Archie H. Artman and Bertha L. (Lashley) Artman, she was born on November 28, 1923 in Allegheny Township, PA.

Lillian was a 1942 graduate of Leechburg High School.  She was a homemaker and a military wife during the Air Force career of her husband, Alfred F. Gabelli (a veteran of World War II).  She also worked as an inspector in the pants dept. at the former Reidboard Brothers in Apollo.  Lillian was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, the VFW Post 92 Auxiliary in Lower Burrell, the American Legion Auxiliary in Lower Burrell, the Community Club in Allegheny Township and charter member of the American Motorcycle Assoc. in Pinkerington, Ohio.  She enjoyed reading novels, going to the beach, watching golf and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers play, and playing cards with family and friends.  Her favorite color was purple.

Survivors include a son, Alfred R. Gabelli (Judy) of Grand Junction, CO; two daughters, Dorothy L. Uhler (G. Brian) of Allegheny Township and Bertha A. O’Friel (Michael) of Ellington, CT; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; five step grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2012; a son, Oliver A. Gabelli in 2013; a brother, A. Oliver Artman; a half sister, Pauline Reed (Robert); and half brothers, Clark (Laura), Dwight (Wilda) and Everet (Mildred) Artman.

There will be no public visitation.  Her graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 1030 Pleasant Hill Road, Allegheny Township, with the Rev. James V. Arter III officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051).  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., Leechburg, PA 15656.

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