Betty Gerendash, 90, of McKeesport, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. Born August 11, 1922, in Aliquippa, PA, she was daughter of the late Jacob J. and Rose Zwibel Jacobs and wife of the late Sidney Tully Gerendash. Mrs. Gerendash was the owner of the former Tully’s Delicatessen and an employee of Giant Eagle for 19 years. She was a member of Temple B’nai Israel & its Sisterhood.
Mrs. Gerendash is survived by daughter, Diane (Bill) Palochko of McKeesport, with whom she resided, son, Hal (Annette) Gerendash of McKeesport, daughter, Sherri (Joe) Buckley of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, son, Joel (Marlene) Gerendash of San Diego, CA, daughter, Marci (David) Stein of Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and brother, David (Marlene) Jacobs of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Marion Markowitz and Harriet Moritz, and 2 brothers, Sam and William Jacobs.
A service will take place Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM, with visitation one hour prior to the service at Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating. Interment will follow in Tree of Life/Sfard Cemetery, Versailles Borough. The family would like to express a special thank you to the workers at Kane and the home health care workers for their care of Betty. The family suggests contributions to Temple B’nai Israel, 2025 Cypress Street, McKeesport, PA 15131.