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Michael G. Pishko

January 26, 2022 |

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

Michael G. Pishko, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  He was born September 27, 1943 in McKeesport, son of the late Anthony and Mary (Hopey) Pishko.  Prior to his retirement, Mike worked as a crew leader for Equitable Gas Co.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, 11th Ward Club, McKeesport, TOSH Legion, Ligonier and enjoyed watching old black and white movies, yard sales, classic cars and listening to country music.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Pishko.  He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Stinson) Pishko; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Blessing Service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.  Entombment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Leo Bernard (Ben) Kittiko

January 25, 2022 |

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

Leo Bernard (Ben) Kittiko, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at his home.  He was born February 9, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Leonard (Leo) and Martha (Jakes) Kittiko.  Leo was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1946.  He served in the Navy from 1948-1952 and retired from Teledyne-Firth Sterling & Innovative Carbide.  He was active at New Hope Presbyterian Church and always served in the choir of whatever church he was attending from the time he was a teen.  He enjoyed watching sports on television, especially baseball.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Simqu; grandson, Eric Kittiko; son-in-law, Byron Wardropper.  He is survived by his wife, Vivian Lee Kittiko; daughter, Bethany Wardropper; son, Paul Kittiko and his wife, Winnie; grandchildren, Joel and Tiffany Wardropper, Katie and Thomas Willis, Heather and Steve Peck, Becky and Josh Word; great-grandchildren, Blake Branthoover, Lainey and Taylor Wardropper, Liam Peck, Connor and Claire Willis, Charlotte and Ava Word.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Additional viewings on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. in the New Hope Presbyterian Church followed by a service at 11 a.m.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael M. Dopkosky

January 24, 2022 |

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

Michael M. Dopkosky, age 64, of North Irwin passed away January 22, 2022 at Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. He was born August 24, 1957 in Jeannette, a son of Antoinette Antonellis Dopkosky and the late George Dopkosky.  Mike was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was employed as a machinist by MSA until medical conditions forced him to retire after a successful liver transplant which gave him the opportunity to be able to spend more time with his loved ones and doing what he enjoyed. He loved fishing and ice fishing, making his own lures, hunting, playing paintball and was an all-around tinkerer and inventor. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joanne Anderson Dopkosky, three sons, Joseph (Brenda), Adam and Timothy, three sisters, Carol Wassel (Richard), Sherry Sinamond (Randy), Leslie Polansky, five grandchildren, Abigail, Jeremy, Dane, Drew and Lydia and numerous nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Russell.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 3-7 P.M. A blessing service will be held at  4 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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John "Jack" C. Evans

January 24, 2022 |

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

John "Jack" C. Evans, 100, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at Juniper Village, Forest Hills, PA.  He was born September 4, 1921 in N. Braddock, a son of the late Willis and Lillian (Coulson) Evans.  Prior to his retirement, Jack was a research technician for US Steel, a WWII veteran of the US Army and a Mason.  He was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing basketball, doing yardwork, and camping and traveling with Jean.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Jean Evans, great-grandson, Bennett Evans; brothers, Willis and Howard Evans, and sister, Narida Evans Rhodes.  He is survived by his son, John Evans and his wife, Lorna; daughters, Ellen Evans Yagodzinksi and her husband, Frank, Christine Evans Williams and her husband, Jim; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rosemary Beynon

January 24, 2022 |

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

Rosemary Beynon, 75, of N. Huntingdon, passed away January 24, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born, May 19, 1946 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Parker Thomas and Stella (Turchy) Chalmers.  Prior to her retirement, Rosemary worked as a replenishment manager for Ames with 28 years of service.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Beynon; daughter, Pamela Rose Beynon; and brother, Thomas Chalmers.  She is survived by her sons, John Beynon and his wife, Amy, Donald Beynon; brother, Jerry (Jan) Chalmers; sister, Mary Kay Chalmers; grandchildren, John "J.T" Beynon, Ella Rose Beynon and Emily Mannke.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8  p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service will take place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Shrine, 512 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD  21201.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dorothy "Dot" A. Freidhof

January 24, 2022 |

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

Dorothy “Dot” A. Freidhof, 90, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022 at UPMC East.  She was born July 5, 1931 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Wilbert and Anna (Tirpak) Park.  Prior to her retirement, Dorothy was a registered nurse at the Presbyterian Home in Oakmont.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed doing word search puzzles, crossword puzzles, activities at Juniper Village at Monroeville, dancing, listening to oldies music and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Freidhof.  She is survived by her son, William Freidhof and his wife, Kathy; daughters, Karen Lyons and her husband, Ken, and Cindy Lohr; grandchildren, Jay Lohr, Richard (Heather) Lohr, Kristen (Joe) Novak, Kelsey (Ryan) Dufault, Conner Freidhof, Claire Freidhof; great-granchildren, Ethan Lohr, Andrew Lohr, and arriving soon, Baby Brooks Dufault.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Blessing Service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment to follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to All But Furgotten Animal Shelter, 70 Carpenter Lane, Irwin, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Shawn Eric Teamann

January 21, 2022 |

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

Shawn Eric Teamann, 55, of North Huntingdon, was greeted in heaven by his parents Lois and Joseph Teamann on January 20, 2022. He was born February 4, 1966 in Portsmouth, VA. Those that knew Shawn knew him as one of the kindest, most patient and giving people they had met.  He was a faithful man who loved our Lord, his family, his church, and his community. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Shawn served as Eucharistic Minister until his illness. He was a fan of The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, loved taking his dog Piper for long walks, and enjoyed family vacations to Sandbridge. Shawn had a successful career as a retail manager, most recently with DSW Shoes. In October of 2020, Shawn was diagnosed with T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (T-PLL), an incredibly rare and aggressive form of cancer. He had a stem cell transplant on October 28, 2021 with his sister being his donor. Shawn fought hard but his body just couldn’t beat the battle. He leaves behind his wife Cheryl (Twigger), sister Deborah Teamann, sons Stephen (Christina) and Nathan Torok, grandchildren Abbey, Lily and Zack, mother-in-law Pat Twigger, brother-in-law George Twigger, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Shawn’s family wishes to thank Dr. Jing-Zhou Hou and his staff, Hillman Cancer Center 4th floor, and Shadyside Hospital 6th floor West for their compassionate care of Shawn. Friends will be received from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Shawn to Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or online donation to Mario Lemieux Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Arthur L. Haywood

January 20, 2022 |

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

Arthur L. Haywood Sr., 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at his home. He was born August 2, 1925 in Elizabeth, PA, son of the late Roy and Ann (Filson) Haywood. Prior to his retirement, Arthur was a welder for Westinghouse, a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII and was a member of Norwin Alliance Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha A. (Marcus) Haywood and sister, Doris Bartilini. He is survived by his son, Art Haywood Jr.; daughter, Sheri Tyszkiewicz and her husband Robert F.; grandchildren, Felisha Baumgartner, Brooke and Robynshere Tyszkiewicz and Derrek Haywood. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. and military honors will be performed at 3 p.m. Interment will be private in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


B. Lorayne Reynolds

January 20, 2022 |

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

B. Lorayne Reynolds, 92, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at UPMC East. She was born March 15, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Deano and Viola (Elwood) Campoli. Lorayne was a bartender at the Eagles in Irwin and enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and visiting casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred “Bob” Reynolds; and sisters, Marian Thompson and Marie Etta Schaefer. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Weixel; grandchildren, Jason Weixel, Kristi (Matt) Helinski; great-grandchildren, Sophia Weixel and Thomas Isherwood. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. There will be no funeral service and interment will be private. Donations may be made to the White Oak Safe Haven in memory of Lorayne. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas J. Suwala

January 19, 2022 |

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

Thomas J. Suwala, of North Huntingdon, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 18, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 7, 1942. Survived by his wife Patricia Suwala, daughter Kimberly M. Joseph (her husband Chris M. Joseph), son Paul Suwala (deceased) grandchildren Brooke L. Yow (husband Michael Yow), Troy A. Joseph (wife Brianna Joseph) and great-grandchild Kaia N. Yow. His sisters Dolores Damski (husband Robert Damski, deseased), Diane Bonesio (husband Angelo Bonesio). He was retired from his profession leading sales efforts across several national companies. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending weekend days polishing and taking care of his cars. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William C. Schneck

January 19, 2022 |

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

William C. Schneck, 63, of Irwin passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born March 23, 1958 in Johnstown, son of Shirley (Commers) Holcomb and the late George Schneck. William was a scheduler for Home Healthcare and a member of Calvary Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his children. He is survived by son, Liam; daughter, Eliana; brother, Mark Schneck and his wife, Blythe; nieces, Savannah and Gabriella; and nephew, Tanner. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lila Martha Ferris

January 19, 2022 |

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

Lila M. Zacur Ferris, 97, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at The Grove of Irwin from Covid-related symptoms.  Born 1924 in her beloved home town of Latrobe, PA, Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Alec and Sarah (Khoury) Zacur, husband, Elias Ferris, daughter, Jennifer Sarah Ferris, and her siblings, John Zacur, George Zacur, Margaret Newmeyer, Mary Olson, Iva Lipinski and Jennie Shirley.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  For many years prior to her marriage and subsequent move to Houtzdale, PA, Lila lived and worked in Latrobe.  During WWII, she worked at American Cyanamid (Cap Works), then at Torris’s Drug Store with her sister, Jennie, plus owned and operated Zacur’s Confectionary on Ridge Avenue.  There will be no visitation and services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.   Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Advent, 51 South First Street, Jeannette, PA  15644.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald A. Palm

January 19, 2022 |

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

Donald A. Palm, 94, of Forest Hill, MD, formerly of N. Huntingdon, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 in Forest Hill Heights, Forest Hill, MD. He was born October 27, 1927 in McKeesport, son of the late Edwin G. and Mabel (Piper) Palm. Prior to his retirement, Don was a nuclear engineer for Westinghouse and a veteran of the US Army Air Force, having served during the Korean War Era.

Over the past 30 years, Don was a dutiful caregiver to several family members, and especially to his wife, Patricia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Huey Palm, his sister Joan (Palm) Kenders, and brothers Dale, Eugene, and Robert. He is survived by his daughter, Tracie Ulmes and her husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Abby and Patrick; and brother Gary and his wife, Darlene.

 
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David Felix Monyok

January 18, 2022 |

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

David Felix Monyok, 70, of Irwin, passed away peacefully in his home, Monday, January 17, 2022.  David was born January 28, 1951 at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh to Paul and Josephine (Parlak) Monyok.  David worked at Medical Wellness Associates for 23 years as Inventory Coordinator and enjoyed being part of the team.  David and Kimi were married 37 years.  David was a loving husband and a caring, wonderful father and we will remember him as our "fun loving guy!".  David is survived by his wife, Kimi Roehling-Monyok; two daughters, Madison (Michael) Kowalski and Elizabeth (Joshua) Lofstrom.  He was blessed with three grandchildren, Maison, Elliot and Teagan that were the joy of his life; and his two canine companions, Emma and Darby.  Also surviving are David's brother, Paul (Mariann) Monyok and family of Munhall; and sister, Anita (Chuck) Ruggles and family of Grover Beach, CA.

 
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Apolonia "Polly" Wyzlanski Skurnick

January 16, 2022 |

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

Apolonia "Polly" Wyzlanski Skurnick, 92, of Duncansville, formerly of N. Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Celebration Villa, Duncansville.  She was born April 18, 1929 in Chalfant Boro, daughter of the late Michael J. and Helen (Sokolowski) Wyzlanski.  Polly was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Christian Mothers, CD of A, Emerald Club and Markvue Manor Women's Club.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew P. Skurnick, and brother, Edward Wyzlanski.  She is survived by her two sons, Andrew P. Jr. and his wife, Janet, David M. and his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Kathleen A. Gregg and her husband, James; grandchildren, Sandra, David Jr., Amanda and Megan;  great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Caleb, Abigail, Noah and Kaydence.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Parish, N. Huntingdon, PA.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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