Genevieve (Gmerek) Gallagher

March 6, 1934 ~ December 17, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Genevieve Gallagher, 88 of Houtzdale and a guest of Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehab Center, passed away Saturday December 17, 2022 at the center.

Born March 6,1934 in Morann, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Sophie (Osinski)  Gmerek.

Genevieve was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale, a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Victoria #646.

She was a 1952 graduate of Madera High School.  

She was employed as a seamstress at the former JBC Sewing factory in Madera and McGregor factory in Philipsburg until her retirement.

  Genevieve enjoyed reading, needle work, playing bingo and spending time with her family.

On April 201979 she married John E. Gallagher, who preceded her in death on May 31, 2004.

She is survived by a daughter Jackie Russ and her husband Deron of Middletown and four stepchildren: Robert Gallagher of Brisbin, Bonnie Kelly and Brenda Bailey of Philipsburg and Beverly Fahr of Houtzdale.

Also surviving is a granddaughter Francesca Russ, a sister Gertrude Abernethy of Morann and numerous nieces and nephews.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Gerald Gmerek and an infant brother Frank.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday December 20,2022 at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc., Houtzdale from 6 pm to 8 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday December 21 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale 11:00 am. with Father Joseph Czarkowski as celebrant.

The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary Tuesday at 6 pm. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Genevieve's memory to Christ the King Catholic Church, 123 Good Street, Houtzdale. Pa 16651 or St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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December 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651

Mass of Christian Burial
December 21, 2022

11:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
Brisbin Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651


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