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Madeline Heckman Gohsler, 89, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Jefferson Twp., died Tuesday, while a guest at Asbury Heights Villas, Pittsburgh. Her husband of 35 years, John Richard Gohsler, died July 22, 2002.
Born June 23, 1925, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Fenne) Heckman.
She was a 1943 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and previously was employed by Haddon Craftsmen, where she worked as a book binder. She resided in Jefferson Township since 1967, and was formerly of North Scranton. She recently relocated to Pittsburgh to be near her grandchildren. She enjoyed crafting and spending time working in her yard and gardens.
She is survived by her stepson, Thomas (Ellen) Gohsler; daughter-in-law, Terri Gohsler; grandchildren, Tom (Amy) Gohsler, Light (Julie) Giuffre, Stephanie Giuffre, David (Stephanie) Gohsler, Leah (Rocco) Genovese and Robert (Wilma) Gohsler, Kimberly Gohsler; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Marae Giuffre; stepsons, David Gohsler and Jackie Gohsler; five brothers, Luther Charles, Elmer, Harold and William Heckman; three sisters, Florence Ide, Alma Kern and Mae Eck.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. George J. Mathews Jr., pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Clarks Summit,. Entombment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.
The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
First let me offer my sincere condolences .My name is Jeff Lewis and my grandmother was born Helen Heckman to Philip and Matilda Mursch Heckman .Philips brothers name was Charles I beleive and may have been Madelines grandfather. If anyone in the family is interested in Heckman family history they can contact me at email@example.com thanks you and god bless
jeff lewis Mar 5 2015 12:00 AM