Debra  Tamber


Debra (Clarke) Tamber, 62, of Hermitage, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Debra was born Jan. 30, 1957, in Sharon, a daughter of Kenneth Splitstone Sr. and Mary (Brown) Splitstone. She was raised in Wheatland and was a 1974 graduate of Farrell High School.
Debra was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Sharon and Hermitage for 31 years. She began her career as a carrier and retired in 2012 as a window clerk.
She enjoyed traveling, going to dinner with friends and visiting her grandchildren in Arizona. In 2014, Debra married her longtime significant other, Frank J. "Puncho" Tamber Jr. He passed away Aug. 31, 2016.
Surviving are: her mother, Mary Splitstone, of West Middlesex; a daughter, Shawna Wright and her husband Marcus and their daughters, Aubrielle and Sienna, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Barbara Zirkle, of Transfer; and a brother, Bill Splitstone, of Sharpsville.
Besides her husband, Debra was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Splitstone Sr., on Aug. 3, 2018.

Debra, 62, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (4-10-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday (4-11-19) in the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Goswick, pastor of Wheatland-Farrell United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on April 8, 2019
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5 posts

April Splitstone
Apr 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Debbie was a beautiful soul. May she fly high.
April Splitstone
Apr 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Mary, Shawna and the rest of the family. She was a beautiful person. May she rest in peace.
Beth and Glenn Downs
Apr 10, 2019
Love you all.....not enough words...all our sympathies...
Mary Grzejka Baldwin
Apr 09, 2019
Sincere sympathy to your family. I knew Debbie as a little girl in Wheatland. May she rest in peace.
Arthur and Darlene Jablon
Apr 09, 2019
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort