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Robert M. Morris

March 01, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Robert M. Morris, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

Bob is deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Agnes (Minnaji) Morris, daughter Susan M. Morris and husband William H. Maruca, two cherished grandchildren Julia and Jack Maruca of Wexford, and son Greg Morris of Irwin.

Bob was born July 21, 1930 in Youngwood to the late John William and Stella May (Fox) Morris. Bob served in Company B, 179th Infantry Regiment of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, most notably the summer of 1953 campaign. He was a tractor trailer driver and very proud of his safe driving record with B&P Motor Freight and United Parcel Service. Bob was active with Teamsters Local 30 and served on various committees.

 
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Catherine "Kay" Sterner

February 28, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Catherine 'Kay" Sterner, age 88 of North Huntingdon died February 27, 2021 at Excela Heath Westmoreland Hospital. She was born June 6, 1932 in Duquesne, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Curan Flanagen. Prior to her retirement, Kay was employed as a banquet waitress by the Marriott Hotel in Monroeville. She loved to travel to Florida, enjoyed ballroom dancing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

 
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William Karako

February 27, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

William Karako, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at The Grove, North Huntingdon.  He was born February 12, 1933 in Duquesne, a son of the late Joseph and Rebecca Bayzat Karako.  Prior to his retirement, Bill was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and later drove bus for Norwin School District.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Korean War.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Julius and Eugene Karako.  He is survived by his wife, Dolores Medulic Karako; son, Steven (Charlotte) Karako; daughter, Karen (Kenneth) Watson; grandchildren, Quentin, Kristopher, Becky, Mandy; and great-grandchildren, Luna and Oren.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuenralhome.com

 


Hazel B. Proctor

February 26, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Hazel B. Proctor, 92, of Irwin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  She was born November 15, 1928 in Herminie, a daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Rosenstill) Mellinger.  Hazel was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She was a loving mother who took care of her family and home and loved to watch football.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Proctor; brothers, Art and Howard Mellinger; sisters, Naomi Clutter, Ethel Kaufman and Darlene Kunkle.  She is survived by her sons, Ray Proctor and his wife, Eileen, Randy Proctor (Katrina); four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Services will be private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Harry (Cokie) Couchenour

February 25, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Harry (Cokie) Couchenour, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  Harry was born December 5, 1930 in Youngwood, PA, son of the late Harry and Ethel Couchenour.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn Moore Couchenour in 2016 and a sister, Janet Leighty.  He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Keegan and husband Pat of Unity Township, and Lauren Condon of Latrobe; a grandson, Ian Condon (Esther), of Charleston SC; Ian's father Harry Condon, and a sister, Linda Price (Dennis).  

Harry had a 40+ year career working for Westinghouse, retiring from the Waltz Mill Site.  During his retirement years, he immensely enjoyed traveling in his motorhome with his wife, Marilyn.   He was a longtime member of Circleville United Methodist Church. A quiet man, Harry was born to be a servant to all.  He loved to work, could fix anything, loved helping others with projects and would always be there for you.  Even into his 80's, once he cleared his own walkways and driveway of snow, he would do a couple neighbors' driveways, as well.  He enjoyed being outside and caring for all the rhododendron and shrubs that his wife lovingly planted all around their beautiful property.  Most of all, he loved his little family, and his daughters were always his pride and joy, of which he proudly told everyone.

Services will be private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to Circleville United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

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Walter Trayers

February 23, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Walter A. Trayers, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born March 3, 1938 in McKeesport, a son of the late Andrew and Bernie (Dakin) Trayers.  Prior to his retirement, Walt was a die maker for General Motors and a veteran of the US Army having served during Vietnam.  Walt was a founding member of the Italian Brotherhood of Guffey and the American Legion.  He is survived by his  beloved wife Janice Davis Trayers; sons, Timothy Trayers and his wife, Jodi, Jason Trayers, Todd Trayers (Kristin) ; brother, John Patrick (Rose) Trayers; and four grandchildren, Cassie, Joseph, Amanda and Andrew one great grandchild, Rylynn.

 
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Hazel B. Proctor

February 23, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Hazel B. Proctor, 92, of Irwin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  She was born November 15, 1928 in Herminie, a daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Rosenstill) Millinger.  Hazel was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She was a loving mother who took care of her family and home and loved to watch football.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Proctor; brothers, Art and Howard Millinger; sisters, Naomi Clutter, Ethel Kaufman and Darlene Kunkle.  She is survived by her sons, Ray Proctor and his wife, Eileen, Randy Proctor (Katrina); four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 
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George G. Miller

February 20, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

George Miller, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born December 15, 1950 in Greensburg, a son of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Grubbs) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, George worked in the maintenance department for Norwin School District and was a member of United Church of Christ.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  His passion was restoring classic cars, working in his Larimer garage, spending time with his grandchildren and trips to the mountains.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Clawson.  His is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janis (Livingston) Miller; son, Leonard Miller and his wife, Jaclyn; brother, William Miller; sister, Adrienne Geiger; and grandchildren, Olivia and Little Lenny.

 
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Harriet M. Good

February 18, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Harriet M. Good, 74 of North Huntingdon died February 17, 2021 at Select Specialty in Latrobe. She was born April 6, 1946 in Jeannette a daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie Hoffer. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a manager by Goodwill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul  in 2016, a daughter, Paula, four brothers, Jack, Harry, Bucky and Raymond, two sisters, Dolly and  Sheila. She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Twele and her husband Kevin, one son, Joseph Good (Chrissy), 9 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will take place Monday at 11 A.M. in Long Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Cleveland Peart

February 17, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Cleveland Peart, 90, of Wilkins Township,  passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 13, 1931 in Mt. Moriah, Jamaica, a son of the late George and Clementina (Diaz) Peart.   Prior to coming to  the United States, Cleveland was a cobbler in Jamaica and came to the states where he was a housekeeper for Hilton Hotels.  He enjoyed gardening, traveling and especially loved driving.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings.  He is survived by his wife, Velma (Reid) Peart; son, Dwight Davis and his wife, Beth, Roy Davis; grandchildren, Xavier, Zachary, Yasmine and Whitney.

 
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Lan Thi Trinh

February 17, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Lan Thi Trinh, 67, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born August 18, 1953 in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, a daughter of the late Thanh Trinh and Cau Thi Nguyen.  Lan was a nail technician for Tom Nails in North Versailles.  She is survived by her husband, Than Tran; daughters, Thanh Thao Dinh, Thuy Hang Trinh Tran, Thuy Nga Trinh Tran; brothers, Ngoc Dinh Trinh, Trung Dinh Trinh; sisters, Khan Thi Trinh, Dao Thi Trinh, Hong Thi Trinh; grandchildren, Leyna Dinh, Phuong Anh Pham, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Anh Khoa Pham.  Family and friends will be received for prayer on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 2208 East Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  A Mass will follow at 11 a.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Phuong An Trinh Tran

February 17, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Phuong An Trinh Tran, 30, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born November 23, 1990 in Saigon, Vietnam, a daughter of Than Tran and the late Lan Thi Trinh.  Phuong An was a nail technician for Sky Nails Spa in Harrison City.  She is survived by her sisters, Thanh Thao Dinh, Thuy Hang Trinh Tran and Thuy Nga Trinh Tran.  Family and friends will be received for prayer on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 24 from 9 to11 a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 2208 East Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  A Mass will follow at 11 a.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lillian Fresch

February 08, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Lillian Fresch, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home.  She was born April 26, 1935 in Pitcairn, a daughter of the late Tony and Paulina (Caruso) Comunale.  Prior to her retirement, Lillian was an assembly line machine operator for Precise Plastics and later Sherm Edwards Candy Company.  She was a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour and enjoyed reading, walking, sewing and was a great Italian cook.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Fresch; brothers, Genre, Emilio, James and Frank; sisters, Angeline, Edith, Jennie and Helen.  She is survived by her daughters, Debra Rubbo and her husband, Charles, Lori Sanders and her husband, Craig; brother, George (Janet) Comunale; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Hollie, Chucky (Elisha), Justin; great-grandchildren, Danika, Liam and Kobe.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Private interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour Blessed Bundles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Francis Charles McGuire

February 06, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Francis Charles McGuire, 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at his home.  He was born January 6, 1960 in Plum, a son of the late Patrick and Eleanor (Giusti) McGuire.  Francis was a graduate of Plum Sr. High School Class of 1978.  He enjoyed golfing, visiting the Casinos, loved spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carmen and Kevin.  He is survived by his son, Lawrence McGuire and his wife, Agnieszka; grandson, Holder; extended family, Mary Beth Sharik, Courtney (Justin) Pany, Jessica (Scott) Vargo, Cody Sharik; grandchildren, Easton Vargo, Parker Vargo, Charlee Vargo, Braelynn Pany; brother, Michael (Lori) McGuire, Timothy McGuire; sister, Patricia (Dean) Soltis; sister-in-law, Denise McGuire.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Francis.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Marion Firestone Laughner

February 04, 2021 |

By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Marion Firestone Laughner, 101, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon.  She was born February 2, 1920 in Pittsfield, MA, a daughter of the late William Henry and Martina (Haller) Suttle. Marion was a graduate of Seton Hill University Class of 1957.   Prior to her retirement, Marion was a teacher for St. Agnes and Immaculate Conception Catholic schools and Franklin Regional School District.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Catholic Daughters of America, and volunteered at Westmoreland Hospital and Redstone Library.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Firestone, second husband, Ernest Laughner, step daughter Judith Laughner; sister, Martina Nehrig; and brother, William Suttle.  She is survived by her son, Richard J. Firestone and his wife, Jo Ellen; daughter, Ellen Kerber and her husband, Tom; sister, Margaret Ann Spencer; four grandchildren, Thomas Jr. (Kristen), Edward (Carolyn), Robert (Eean), Patrick, (Kelley); seven great-grandchildren Kelsey, Ryan, Keith, Kyle, and Samuel Kerber, Ben and Hayden Firestone; stepsons, Richard E. Laughner; John (Sandy) Laughner, Greg (Sandy) Laughner; stepdaughters,  Karen (Michael) Byers, Dolores Laughner. A special thanks to her loving niece and caregiver, Martina Nehrig Funk and also a special thank you to the capable and caring staff of Redstone, North Huntingdon.

 
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