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Lester Earl Maurer

June 14, 1935 — February 6, 2024

Versailles

Lester Earl Maurer, Jr.,  88, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. He was born June 14, 1935 in Greenock and was the son of the late Lester Maurer, Sr., and Gertrude Beatrice (Taylor) Maurer. Lester attended Christy Park United Methodist Church and the Boston United Methodist Church. He loved baseball and playing softball. He was a avid collector of model trains and spent countless hours decorating his platform each Christmas with elaborate towns and landscapes, most of which he crafted by hand. He was well known for his unique costumes (some he won awards for) and Halloween shenanigans to scare his grandkids or anyone who walked past him sitting on a park bench at Walmart or McDonald's. He found a second family as a patron of the Pittsburgh Renaissance festival, and even earned a spot in the royal parade among the cast and crew.  He played baseball for Christy Park Methodist and was retired from the Equitable Gas Co. He is survived by daughters, Theresa (Frank) Yanosky of West Newton, Mary (James) Obley of McKeesport and son, Lester E Maurer, III, of McKeesport, brother, Ronald (Val) Maurer of McKeesport, grandchildren, Melissa (George) Brubaker, Danielle (Jesse) McLaughlin, Melanie (Joe) Cerro, Jessica (Anthony) Yanosky, Matthew (Kayla) Yanosky, Myles ( Justyne) Kelly, and Dustin (Emily) Obley, great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kirsten, Dylan, Kylie, Averyann, Addyson, Oliver and Emma, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Lou (Harding) Maurer, son, James Maurer, and sisters, Doris Bailey and Joan Heilman. Friends are welcome Friday, February 9, 2024 from 3-7 pm 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 7 pm. The Rev. Jody Dausey will be officiating.  Private inurnment will be at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

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