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Monica Elayne Faulk

August 22, 1981 — July 4, 2024


Monica Elayne Faulk, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2024, at the age of 42, from complications of Cushing's Disease. Monica’s kindness was reflected in her wish to be an organ donor as she had a rare blood type (b negative). Among other organs, we know that she was able to donate her liver, heart valves, and kidneys to individuals desperate for this gift of life. Monica grew up in Stahlstown/Ligonier, Pennsylvania, where she spent her childhood surrounded by the love of her parents, Rebecca and Gregory Faulk, and her brother, Denver Faulk. She graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School and later pursued her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Through education, she nurtured her passion for learning and community. Throughout her life, Monica enjoyed modeling. She cherished moments singing karaoke with her friends and finding joy in music. She held a special bond with her grandmother, Dorothea Miller (Latrobe, PA), often sharing evenings playing cards and reminiscing about cherished family memories. An adventurous spirit, Monica found great pleasure in riding with her father on his motorcycle. She was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved watching their games and cheering them on. Monica's love for warm sunny weather and the beach was a constant source of joy and relaxation in her life. Monica is preceded in death by her brother, Carey Slezak, maternal grandfather, Homer Miller, and paternal grandparents, Edward and Trudy Faulk.

Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Monica's life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church (308 2nd Street, Irwin, PA) on Monday, July 8 at 10:00 AM. (please meet at the church). Private entombment will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ligonier Valley Learning Center, Inc.(a non-profit human service agency founded by Monica’s mother). Donations in memory of Monica will help with the construction costs of the new creative arts studio. Please mail donations to: Ligonier Valley Learning Center (117 Juniper Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658). Monica Faulk will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of compassion, kindness, and love will continue to inspire those whose lives she touched. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp, (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at

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Monday, July 8, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception

308 2nd St, Irwin, PA 15642

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