Jean Walsh Claar

Jean Walsh Claar died Monday, December 5, 2011 in Presbyterian University Hospital, Oakland. Born in McKeesport, November 24, 1928, age 83. Of Versailles Borough, she was a member of St. Patrick Parish, the Renzie Park Seniors, the Elizabeth Township Seniors, and the Golden Key Club.

Daughter of the late John T. and Henrietta Clay Walsh, wife of the late Ollie G. Claar, she is survived by her son, Gerard Kontz of Clarksville, TN; granddaughter, Kimberly; great grandson, Elijah; sister, Edna (Joseph) Matta of McKeesport; 2 brothers, John T. “Jack” Walsh, Jr. of McKeesport and Harry C. Walsh of McKeesport; also by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, John Jay Kontz.

A private family visitation will take place Thursday evening in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Vincent Velas on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick Church. Entombment will follow in the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions to a favorite charity.