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Tracey D. (Gaertner) Shields

April 3, 1978 ~ January 19, 2020 (age 41)


Tracey D. (Gaertner) Shields, 41, of Ruffsdale, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. She was born April 3, 1978, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Jean Gaertner, of Greensburg, and Wayne A. Gaertner, of Ruffsdale. Tracey was a dog groomer for Pet Smart in South Hills. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Sara Thurman; and her paternal grandparents, Norbert and Rita Gaertner. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Devin Lauffer; sister, Tara Errett (Michael) and their children, Michael and Kylie, of Greensburg; and her maternal grandfather, Berny Thurman of Cranberry. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Tracey from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Westmoreland County, P.O. Box 1552, Greensburg, PA 15601. Tracey's family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at, Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

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January 22, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.
409 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601


Humane Society of Westmoreland County
P.O. Box 1552, Greensburg PA 15601

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