TAKSEL: Evelyn Taksel, 94, of Freehold, N.J., formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was born October 29, 1921, in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ann Harr Krause. She was the wife of the late Sam Taksel, who died in 1981. She was a former member of Temple B’nai Israel and was retired from the Department of Public Welfare in McKeesport. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Robert) St. Lifer of Colts Neck, N.J., son Ken Taksel of Pittsburgh and grandchildren, Lillian, Sam (Anne) and Emily. A graveside service was held on Aug. 2. in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery, Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple B’nai Israel, 2025 Cypress Drive, McKeesport, PA 15131or the Alzheimer’s Association, 412-261-5040. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412-672-6322) Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.