64, of Clairton, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 15, 1948 in Munhall and was the daughter of the late E. Gordon and Paula Kozak Bland. She was a member of Park Baptist Church and the church choir there. She loved her Lord and the outdoors that He created. She is survived by her husband, John David Brletic; daughters, Beth (James) Blair of Elizabeth, Rebecca (Joseph) Mrazek of Elizabeth Twp., Jeanne (Eric) Filippino of Penn Hills, and Jennifer Brletic of Clairton; son, Jimmy (Heather) Dougherty of Baldwin; grandchildren, Chelsey (fiance, Steve Bacon) McDonald, David Booth, Jr., Samantha Booth, Mandi Bean, James Dougherty, Colleen Dougherty, Justin Gilbert, and Caitlin Gilbert; and a great-grandson, Caleb Murtaugh. Friends are welcome Friday, November 23 from 2-4 and 6-8, and Saturday, November 24 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. ( Service will be held at the Park Baptist Church on Saturday, November 24, at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Rudy Mayak, officiating. Interment will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Laurel Brletic to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Nov. 23, 2012