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Barry Gidel

November 14, 1947 — January 30, 2022

Elizabeth Township


Barry Gidel, age 74 of Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022.  He was born November 14, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania one of four children of Charles Leo and Germaine Agatha (Meister) Gidel.

Barry grew up in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh and graduated from Central Catholic High School.  He loved football, especially the Steelers; loved movies, especially Horror types and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Mae (Charok) Gidel (dod: February 21, 2017) and two of his siblings, brother, Richard “Dick” (the late Carolyn) Gidel and sister, Barbara Bartek.  Barry is survived by his two children, daughter, Bethany (Bob) Neal and son, Ryan (Jonita) Gidel both of Elizabeth Township; four grandchildren, Evan and Justin Neal and Sophia and Phineas Gidel; his brother, John Charles (Helen) Gidel; his brother-in-law, Bob Bartek and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 6 – 8 PM in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025 (412-384-0350) A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 9:30 AM in St. Joachim and Ann Parish, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037, with Father Thomas Wagner Celebrating the Mass. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Barry will be interred in a grave with Carol in Calvary Cemetery in Hazelwood.

In lieu of flowers his family suggests making donations to the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech 6202 Adler Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Reception of Family and Friends

Friday, February 4, 2022

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

Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home

1701 PA-51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Starts at 9:30am (Eastern time)

St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael's Catholic Church

101 McLay Dr, Elizabeth, PA 15037

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