Gertrude P. Faust
1929 - 2021
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Gertrude P. (Malkowiak) Faust, 91, of Frazer Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights,. She was born July 2, 1929, in Natrona, a daughter of the late John and Martha (Baranowski) Malkowiak. Gertrude lived in the Alle Kiski Valley all her life. She started her working career at Kummers Bakery, in Tarentum, then to General Press, in Tarentum, and finished her working career as a bank teller at First Commonwealth Bank, also in Tarentum. Gertrude was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, Holy Martyrs Church, in Tarentum, P.N.A. in Natrona, and a long standing member of the former Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed planting and growing flowers and her grandchildren, Corey and Kristen, with whom she shared many special times and made many memories with through the years. Gertrude is survived by her daughter, Deborah McPherson, of Frazer Township; grandchildren, Corey (Jennifer) McPherson and Kristen (Bryan) Buchanan; and by her great-grandchildren, Skyler, Adrianna, Marlee, Emma and Henley. In addition to her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy Kulik, Marie Conroy and Cecilia Weleski; brothers, Theodore, Edward "Mick" and Stanley Malkowiak and by Dale Faust. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Aaron Kriss as celebrant. Burial will be private. To send an online condolence, please visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gertrude may be made to the Blind and Vision Rehab Services of Pittsburgh, 1816 Locust St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2021.
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Debbie & Family,
So sorry to read of your Mother's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of remembrance. I enjoyed seeing Gertie at the bank and also when she would come to preschool for Corey and Kristen's programs. She was a kind, special lady. Keep her memory close to your heart and she will be with you always.

Donna Scholl
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January 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom always took time to ask about my family when I saw her going to your home. She was such a caring person. Cherish your memories--they will sustain you.

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