Josephine G. Gaul, 83 of Valencia, passed away on May 24, 2021.
Born on April 4, 1938 in Bairdford, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph Brudney and Mary Zilka.
Jo graduated from West Deer Township High School in 1956, went on to the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the Lillian S. Kaufman School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1959. Jo married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Gaul on August 3, 1963. They were stationed in Germany and she became the Chief Nurse at the Zweibrucken Germany Dispensary at the age of 25. She went on to hold various nursing positions in Pittsburgh and retired from the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Oakland. During her esteemed nursing career, she received many awards including “The Heroic Act Award” presented at the Excellence in Government Program.
Josephine had been a member of the Holy Sepulcher Church in Middlesex Township, PA for over fifty years. There she served as Eucharistic Minister, member of the Pastoral Parish Council and President of the Senior Sociables group. She also served as a member of the Middlesex Township Planning Commission and volunteered countless hours at the Mars Area School District as a room parent and football booster, to name a few.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond Gaul, daughter, Nicole (John) Righini of Edina, MN, son Aaron Gaul of Mars, PA, sister Dorothy Hannes of Amherst, OH, and four grandchildren, Francesca, Luca, Paolo and Alessandra.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Brudney, mother, Mary Zilka, sister, Dolores Worcester and brother, Leonard Brudney.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
A Mass will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Holy Sepulcher R. C. Church with Father Charles Bober officiating.
Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Society.
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