Helen Gaal

Helen Marcella (Ushie) Weiss Gaal died Thursday, December 27, 2007 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born in Elizabeth Township December 18, 1926, age 81. Of McKeesport, she was a member of the Temple B’nai Israel and its Sisterhood, and was past president of T.O.P.S.

Daughter of the late Heighman and Regina Frank Weiss, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert (Bobby) Gaal, 2 sons, Gary (Cheryl) Gaal of Squirrel Hill and Steve (Sheri) Gaal of Folcroft, PA, granddaughter Sara of Squirrel Hill, grandchildren Lindsey & Brandon of Folcroft, PA, 2 sisters, Ella Shriman of Detroit, MI and Evelyn (Eby) Edelman of Philadelphia, sister-in-law, Julia (Jaye) Izsak of McKeesport, many loving nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great great nieces & nephews, and many dear friends.

Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport Sunday, December 30 from noon to 1:00 PM. A service will be held in the funeral home at 1:00 PM with Rabbi Daniel Schiff officiating. Interment will follow in the Tree of Life/Sfard Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Calman Ira Cohen Library Fund at the Ronald McDonald House, 500 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or to a favorite charity.