Maureen (Reinehr) Gigler, 90, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, September 6, 2020. She was the dearly beloved wife for 63 years of the late Frank F. Gigler, Jr. She was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Margaret T. (Kuntz) Reinehr. Maureen was born in Natrona and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1947. She married Frank on September 20, 1952, and the pair relocated to Lower Burrell in 1958, where the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home was founded in 1959. She would support her husband’s leadership of the business for the next 57 years, in addition to raising their three children. Maureen was a faithful Catholic and a dedicated member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She was a member of the St. Margaret Mary Guild and served as a Eucharistic minister, as well as, volunteering her time at the church’s food bank for many years. She was also involved in a number of other community building initiatives, including membership in the Lower Burrell Lady Lions, the Garden Club, and volunteer work at the People’s Library. Maureen is survived by two sons and a daughter, Frank F. (Maureen) Gigler III, of Lower Burrell, Joseph H. (Carol) Gigler, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Audrey (Charles) Swanderski, of Palymra, PA.; seven grandchildren, Lauren (Andrew) Tudor, Kathryn Gigler, Frank (Alexis) Gigler IV, Mary Gigler, John Gigler, Margaret Gigler, and Audrey Jo Swanderski; and two great-grandchildren, Brooke Gigler and Connor Tudor. She is preceded by her parents, and sisters Kathryn Schweers, Carol DiPerna and Audrey Engroff. Family and close friends will be received at the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068 on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park. Flowers are welcome, as are charitable contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). The family would also like to thank Care At Home and Heritage Hospice for their generous care of Maureen. We are adhering to CDC guidelines and masks are to be worn at all times.
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