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Gary Von Brunazzi

January 10, 1959 — January 13, 2019

Gary Von Brunazzi, 60, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Gary was born in McKeesport, on January 10, 1959. He was the son of the late Emil Brunazzi, Jr., and Elizabeth "Betty" Brunazzi. Gary graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School in 1977. While in school, he worked part-time for Howell Craft, Inc. in Elizabeth Township. He loved classic rock music, classic cars and trains. He attended many live concerts with his sister Barb and enjoyed seeing artist such as Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, and Korn, for which his nephew, Ray Luzier is the drummer, to name a few. His favorite song was "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. He also enjoyed riding down the Monongahela river in his pontoon boat and train rides in Strasburg. Gary had a passion for muscle cars and extensive knowledge of automobile mechanics. Watching the Nascar races on TV was a weekly event for Gary. He was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Township. Gary is survived by his sisters, Sharon Luzier (Ray) of Elizabeth Township and Barbara Homa (Ray) of Indiana, brothers, Terry L Brunazzi, Sr. (Jane) of Belle Vernon, and Emil Brunazzi, III of Irwin, nieces and nephews, Laurie Luzier (Rob) Salvio of Smithton, Raymond Luzier, Jr (Aspen) of Franklin, TN, Terry L. Brunazzi, Jr. (Trisha) of Greensburg, and Jessica Brunazzi (David) McDermott of Philadelphia. Also, caregiver and companion of 20 years Linda McClain, lifelong personal friend and caregiver, Pam Zucker, and longtime caregiver and friend, Denise Beluscak. Friends are welcome Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm and Friday, January 18 from 9- 11:00 am at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11:00 am. Private Inurnment will be in the West Newton Cemetery Columbarium. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, January 18, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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