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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Clista, Gilda




Gilda Clista (Valenti), of Oakmont (formerly of Penn Hills and Shadyside) passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Clista. Loving Mother of Sara Marie Stock, Mary (Jim) Clista Hutz, and Michael J. (Cindy) Clista. Proud grandmother of Dara (the late Glen), Kara Lynn (Dana), Michael (Yvette), Nicholas (Kayla), Matthew (Melissa), Stephen, Alex (Alicia), Alana (Beau), Dave (Sheila), and Ben (Catherine). Great-Grandmother of 14. Devoted sister of the late Carmela Valente, Isabelle English, Mary Ann DeGalbo Herzberg, Joseph and Carl Valenti. Also, survived by loving nieces and nephews and her devoted caregiver, Patty. Gilda received her Bachelor of Education degree from Duquesne University and retired after a distinguished career as a teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She spent her retirement ballroom dancing with her beloved husband, Michael. She was a pillar of strength to her family and will be remembered for her quick wit and amazing laugh. In later life, she enjoyed knitting, cross stitching and doing crossword puzzles with her sister. She also was a member and officer for the Frank DiLeo Lodge. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Joseph Catholic Church), 825 Second St. Verona. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Penn Hills, with her husband Michael. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105