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Alice M. White

February 15, 2019 |

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

Alice M. White, 79, of North Versailles, passed away on February 14, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born February 17, 1939 in Spangler, PA, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Dutsar) Sherry.  Alice was a member of Miller United Methodist Church and was an avid Bingo player.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland White; daughters, Janet White, Patty Pavel; son-in-law, David; and brother, Richard Sherry.  She is survived by her sons, Roland and his wife, Vivian, Paul, Norman, Barry and his wife, Kim; daughters, Alice Greer and her husband, Leon, Tina Jobe and her fiance, Mitch and Sandra Schwaed and her husband, Brian; sisters, Leona Williams, Anna Mae (Jim) Bracken; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Wednesday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 


Henry R. O'Bryan

February 06, 2019 |

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

Henry R. O'Bryan 81, of Manor died February 6,2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  He was born April 11, 1937 in Greensburg, son of the late Leo F. and Margaret Beistel O'Bryan.  Prior to retirement he was the owner of O'Bryans Home Appliance, and former Mayor of Adamsburg and a appliance repair teacher at Central Westmoreland Vo Tech. He was formerly employed by Point Springs.  He attended Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin and The American Legion. Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a US Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne Crock O'Bryan and brother Leo T. O'Bryan. He is survived by three daughters, Charlene Perillo (Mark) of Greensburg, Deborah Carly (Larry) of Orange, Texas, Michelle Radanovich (Michael) of Rochester, N.Y, seven grandchildren, Brandon, Patrick, Ashley, Svetlana,  Abagail, Nikolai and Dennis and sister Margaret Flasik. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on  Friday . from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  A blessing  funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center.     www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Barbara L. Martchek

February 05, 2019 |

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

Barbara L. Martchek, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Braddock, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  She was born September 7, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Bessie (Woloszya) Morgart.  Prior to her retirement, Barbara was a midwife for Mercy Hospital and a registered nurse for various hospitals and the Visiting Nurse Association.  She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock, loved to spend time in her garden, baking and was known for her Rice Krispies Treats.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Morgart; sisters, Emma Hixon, Charlotte Votquenne and JoAnn Badstibner.  She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Richard M. Martchek; daughter, Louise Sullivan and her husband, Ken; sisters, Vivian (Rex) Hosaflook, Marie Morgart; grandchildren, Kathleen and Patrick Sullivan; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a No Kill Pet Shelter of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Jane Wilkinson

February 04, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane Wilkinson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  She was born, December 31, 1932 in Duquesne, daughter of the late Roy G. and Anne (McDermott) Topley.  Mary Jane graduated from Shadyside School of Nursing in 1953 and became a registered nurse, with a long career as a hospital ward nurse, an industrial nurse, and providing skilled care to homebound children.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Wilkinson; and brother, Roy Topley.  She is survived by her son, George Wilkinson and his wife, Donna; daughters, Nancy Wilkinson and wife, Susan Phillips, Zella Jordan and Joan Squires and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Whitney Jordan, Patrick and Benjamin Squires, Michelle and Suzanne Worth; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Breanna Worth.  Friends will be received on Friday from 2-7 p.m. 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.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard John Hornak

January 29, 2019 |

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

Richard John Hornak, 89, died on January 26, 2019. He was born on July 4, 1929 in Pittsburgh, son of the late John J. and Anna M. Hornak. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Agnes H. (Kuchel) Hornak; his twin daughters, Marcie Reese (Barry), Cheryl Saylor (Michael); and grandchildren, Christopher (Dana), Claire, Dylan (Anastasia) and Evan; and one great-grandson, Axel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Robert A. Hornak. Richard proudly served in the US Navy and graduated from Duquesne University. For most of his working years, he was employed by Westinghouse as an industrial engineer. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both hunting and fishing. The Lake Erie family cottage brought him great joy for over 50 years. He spent every summer weekend there with his Crooked Creek family of friends and called it the "most beautiful place on earth." Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Alice Elaine Bertok

January 25, 2019 |

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

Alice Elaine Bertok, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019.  She was born January 21, 1951 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Hilding and Martha Linquist.  Alice was employed by North Huntingdon Township since 1997 as a school crossing guard and enjoyed doing ceramics.  She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Albert Thomas Bertok; sons, Jason Bertok and his wife, Shelly, Scott Bertok; daughter, Kasyie Schillinger and her husband, Justin; sister, Mary Lundberg; grandchildren, Cole, Kelsie, Logan, Caleb and Leksie.  Friends will be received on Monday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Rose M. Dudek

January 14, 2019 |

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

Rose M. Dudek, 94 of North Huntingdon died January 11, 2019 at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. She was born September 29, 1924 in Wyoming, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie Sczcipaniak Krolick. She was a former member of St. Pius Church and it's Christian mothers, Golden Key Club and numerous social clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas in 2001, numerous brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son Thomas Dudek (Margaret), a daughter Rosie Rothman (Stephen) which whom she resided while in South Carolina and North Huntingdon. 3 grandchildren, Jason Rothman (Anna), Jeffrey Rothman (Sherah), Justin Rothman (Melissa), 3 great grandchildren, Matilda, Emerson and Everley. Visitation will be at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa Thurs 4-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the wounded warriors foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Sandra Ivy Black

January 13, 2019 |

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

Sandra Ivy Black, 73, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2018.  She was born December 23, 1945 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Black.  Prior to her retirement, Sandra was a school bus driver and enjoyed playing Bingo, solving puzzles and crocheting.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Breegle.  She is survived by her sons, Chuck Plyler and his wife, Marci, Bob Plyler, John Brozack and his wife, Geneau; daughter, Jaclyn Stewart and her husband, John; sister, Alice (Ed) Cass; grandchildren, Clay, Collin, John, Seth, Beth, Kiersten, Iain, Alex and Aria.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1528 Walnut St. Ste 2020, Philadelphia, PA 19102.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


David S. Barnes Sr.

January 11, 2019 |

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

David S. Barnes Sr., 85, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 11, 2019.  He was born February 22, 1933 in Braddock, Pa., son of the late William and Alice Ferry Barnes.  Prior to his retirement, David was a nuclear technician for Westinghouse and a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his son, William; sister, Alice Aldrich (Kenneth). He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Anita Bradford Barnes; son, David Jr.  (Leslie); daughter, Peggy McFarland (James); two brothers, George (Nana), William (Carol); grandchild, Leah Ermlick (Ron); great-granddaughter, Magnolia Rose Ermlick. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral service Monday 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial . Memorials may be made to Hempfield Manor or Excela Home Hospice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.  

 


Walter Smith

January 06, 2019 |

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

Walter Smith, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at RNC Greensburg. He was born August 16, 1929 in West Mifflin, a son of the late William H. and Laura (Shuster) Smith. Prior to his retirement, Walter worked as a maintenance man at Penn State McKeesport. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon, a square dance caller for 25 years and an active participant in various square dance clubs, 50 year member of Duquesne-McKeesport Masonic Lodge 731 F&A.M., White Oak American Legion Post 701 and a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Korean War where he was a purple heart recipient. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nancy ( Campbell) Smith, brother, Thomas Smith and grandson, Brian Weigle. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Burk (Robert), Karen Weigle (Jere); grandchildren, Megan (J.W.) Lattimer, Katie (Cody) Frick, and Corey (Autumn) Weigle; great-grandchildren, Kinley, Dakota and Abigail. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will be private in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to the Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Blair J. Walker

January 02, 2019 |

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

Blair John Walker, 64, of Shrewsbury, MA, formerly of Monroeville, passed away on December 30, 2018 at his Lake Street residence in Massachusetts with his family at his side.  Born September 17, 1954 in Wilkinsburg, Pa.  He was the only son of the late Charles W. (Doctor Walker's Garage) Walker and Minnie A. (Neiman) Walker.  He was preceded in death by his eldest sister, Karen Lee Garrow Siebert and a niece, Bethany Lynn Garrow.  He was a 1974 graduate of Sunrise School in Monroeville.  He was an acolyte at Christ Lutheran Church in Wilmerding for many years.  Blair was loved by all who met him.  A medal winner in the Special Olympics in 2005 in MA., he also liked to do black velvet pictures, paint bird houses, work on clay pottery at Clay Time in Shrewsbury, MA, and sang in the Seven Hills Choir at his Day Care Center.  He also liked to listen to his Elvis Presley CD's and sing to all who would listen.

He is survived by his sisters, Eileen Larouere (Tim), and Beverly Wilson (Andrew).  He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Andrew Wilson III, Kelly Nycum (Bruce), Dr. Brian Larouere (Dr. Beth), and Erin Jean Moore (Jonathan).  Also one great niece, Julia Larouere; and four great nephews, Thomas Larouere, Connor, Isaac and Pruitt Moore.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Irwin, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Blair's name to the Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic, UMMF Office of Advancement, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA  01545.

 


Minerva Gongaware

December 26, 2018 |

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

Minerva Gongaware, 94, of Poland Ohio, formerly of North Huntingdon died December 26, 2018 in Poland Ohio.  She was born April 3, 1924 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late George Chalmers and Irene (Fulmer) Shoemaker.  Minerva was a member of Boardman Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Gongaware in 2002; and grandson, Timothy Gongaware.  She is survived by her sons, Ty Gongaware and his wife, Gail, Gary Gongaware and his wife, Wendy; brother, Ed Shoemaker; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Paul A. Najim

December 23, 2018 |

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

Paul A. Najim, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018.  He was born October 23, 1933 in New Bedford, MA, a son of the late Mabob and Jamelle Najim.  Prior to his retirement, Paul was a systems analyst for Westinghouse Bettis with 49 years of service and was a veteran of the US Army.  He was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Agnes Parish, and enjoyed exercising at Anytime Fitness, target shooting at the range, playing cards and backgammon and was a lifetime learner.  He was a loving, caring and generous husband and father.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Najim; and sister, Marion Curka.  He is survived by his loving wife, Olga Najim; sons, David Najim and his wife, Kathy, Robert Najim; daughters, Lisa Najim and her husband, Robert Tewell Jr., Lydia Sellers and her husband, Gerald; sister, Elizabeth Najim; grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Robert, Ezekiel, Liliana and Luke; nephew, Peter Curka and his wife, Jackie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 9-9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Donations may be made to a veterans charity of your choice in memory of Paul.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Carl S. Magdic

December 23, 2018 |

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

Carl S. Magdic, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.  He was born November 17, 1946 in McKeesport, a son of the late Francis and Agnes (Novotnak) Magdic.  Prior to his retirement, Carl was a math teacher for Wilkinsburg High School and an active member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church.  He was a WPIAL swimming official and enjoyed fishing, model trains and Slivovitz.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Yaksic Magdic; daughters, Ann Petteway, and her husband, Drew, and Mary Magdic; brother, Robert (Mae) Magdic; sister, Lori (Mark) Pollock; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Alexander.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Parastas will take place at 3 p.m.  A funeral liturgy will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.   Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Greensburg.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Bruce Paul

December 22, 2018 |

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

Bruce Paul, 75, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018.  He was born April 26, 1943 in Herminie, a son of the late Anthony and Helen (Wrobel) Paul.  Prior to his retirement, Bruce had a lifetime career in education culminating in his position as the executive director of the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, which provides a variety of services including those  for special needs students.  Bruce also presided over valet parking service at Westmoreland Country Club for over 30 years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, telling jokes, karaoke, and was an avid Duquesne Dukes basketball fan and Pittsburgh Pirates fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Horner Paul; sons, Anthony (Jessica) Paul, Jeff (Jill) Horner; daughters, Stephanie (Kirk) Campellone, Jennifer (Dan) Miller, Deborah Horner (husband, Jason Meyers); brother, David "A.C" Paul; grandchildren, Maria, Declan, Brady, Griffin and Peyton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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