Margaret Clafshenkel

July 2, 1930January 6, 2019

Margaret A. "Marge" (Gehringer) Clafshenkel. age 88 of Observatory Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Wife of the late Richard P. Clafshenkel; loving and devoted mother of Karen C. Merriam (Chuck) and Mary Ann Clafshenkel, both of Reserve Township; proud step-grandmother of Jason C. (Sarah) and Jeffrey A., Ava and Evie. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Marge was preceded in death by her parents, Otillia and Frederick Gehringer and her sister, Bernice Gehringer. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 5 until 8 PM at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, (412-364-4444). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Incarnation of the Lord Parish, 4071 Franklin Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214, Thursday at 11 AM, EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH, as a full congregation was of the utmost importance to Marge. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Reserve Township. Marge was the dedicated school secretary at Nativity Parish for 28 years. Her dedication and the goodness of her heart was generously given to all. Condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 10, 2019

Margaret Clafshenkel

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