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John R. Park

April 17, 2019 |

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

John R. Park, 63, of Park's Motel in North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Greensburg. He was born August 15, 1955 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Russell Oliver and Estella (Terrazas) Park. John was Autistic and food was everything to him. His favorite dishes were leg of lamb, spanish rice, lychee and sushi. He loved doing artwork when he was younger with his therapist Linda Dillard from the Washington County Health Center. John was the most loving brother and uncle, gentle with a his touch and had a compassionate soul. He is survived by his brothers, Kevin (Tracy) Park and their children, Briana and Dylan Park, Dennis Kip (Lisa) Park and their son Caleb Park; sisters, Melanie Driggers, Denise KMFG Kristopaitis; and nieces and nephews, Schyler HMFM and Kyler NRSAT Kristopaitis, who he enjoyed spending memorable times together and will be sadly missed.  A gathering will take place on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Connection in Pittsburgh or the Hillman Cancer Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John D. Wicinas

April 08, 2019 |

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

John D. Wicinas, born on February 24, 1971 and died suddenly and peacefully at home on April 7, 2019. Dear son of John Wicinas, who preceded him in death, and Janice (Zebner) Wicinas. Also preceded in death by uncles, Dennis J. Zebner and David A. Zebner. He is survived by his sister, June D. Beighley and her husband, Patrick; nephew, Brian; and niece, Alexandra; Uncle Edward Zebner and his wife Janet; brother, Bruce Wicinas and his wife Noriko; and nieces Tami and Kay; brother, David Wicinas and his wife Pamela; and nieces Lark and Linden. Beloved friend, teacher, and Hero of the People, John was a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with BAs in World Literature and History, minor in Philosophy, MS in Agricultural Economics, and MA in English from Brown University, Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania.  Professor  "JD" History and English at Westmoreland County Community College.  Brother of Delta Chi Fraternity. Pugilist, thespian, scholar, economist, writer, raconteur, and gentleman. “No man is a failure who has friends.” - It’s a Wonderful Life.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Raymond E. DeMatt

April 06, 2019 |

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

Raymond E. DeMatt, 67, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019.  He was born June 24, 1951 in Butler, a son of the late Anthony and Matilda DeMatt.  Raymond earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Slippery Rock University and received his nursing diploma from St. Francis Medical Center where he was a registered nurse.  He enjoyed reading, coin collecting and fitness.  He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Graver DeMatt; son, Bryan DeMatt and his wife, Aleasha; sister, Barbara Musko and her husband, James; brother-in-law, Allen Graver and his wife, Cookie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 5-7 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Eileen H. Bender

April 06, 2019 |

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

Eileen H. Bender, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born July 20, 1937 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Michael and Stephanie (Lipinski) Koper.  Prior to her retirement, Eileen was a mobility instructor for Pittsburgh Vision Services.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bender.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Bender and John Bender and his wife, Sharleen; daughter, Stefanie Bender; grandchildren, Nicholas and Eryk; brothers, Raymond Koper and his wife, Shirley and Paul Koper and his wife, Linda.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 4-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment will be private in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pittsburgh Vision Services.    www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John J. Maticko Jr.

April 02, 2019 |

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

John J. Maticko Jr., 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his home.  He was born April 25, 1930 in Van Voorhis, Pa., a son of the late John J. and Anne Billie Maticko.  Prior to his retirement, John was general manager for WEDO Radio Station and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He was an avid flea marketer and loved to tinker with electronics and cameras.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Maticko.  He is survived by his wife, Harriet Kusmierek Maticko; daughters, Maria Brockman and Roseanne Maticko.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 9 - 9:30 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in West Newton Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gateway Hospice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Douglas G. Vranish

April 01, 2019 |

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

Douglas G. Vranish, 61, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019.  He was born July 9, 1957 in Johnstown,  a son of the late Milan and Beverly (Brown) Vranish.  Doug was the owner of Doug Vranish Plumbing and Heating and was a member of Christ The Light of the World Church, Duquesne.  He was a car enthusiast and an avid Pittsburgh sports team fan.  He enjoyed visiting the City of Pittsburgh, loved cutting grass, being Evander's pap pap, spending time with his family and had a larger than life personality with a sense of humor to match. He is survived by his loving wife, Veronica Kingerski; sons, Jacob Vranish and his wife, Alyssa; Benjamin Vranish (Babs); daughter, Sarah Vranish; brother, Matthew Vranish and his wife, Cindy; sisters, Sandra (Daniel) Skerbetz, Susan (Glenn) Wells; and grandson, Evander.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 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.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mario Lemieux Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


JoAnn Gruber

March 30, 2019 |

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

JoAnn Gruber , age 57 of North Huntingdon died March 30, 2019 at home. She was born November 10, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pa, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Patricia Rizzo Banaszak. JoAnn graduated from Hempfield High School. She was a representative for Cutco. She enjoyed sitting around her  fire outside of her home and decorating her yard and home with fall and Christmas blow-ups. Close friends referred to her as "momma". She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert, one brother James Banaszak and his wife Cheryl, nephew Michael Banaszak and his girlfriend Shyanne Wigield. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lawrence McClure Wilson

March 28, 2019 |

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

Lawrence McClure Wilson, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born January 20, 1937 in Bentleyville, Pa., a son of the late John and Eunice Greenlee Wilson. Lawrence earned his Master's Degree in special education from California University, was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Christian Life Church, Trafford. Lawrence started his career as a speech therapist for Somerset County School District and later worked for Polk Medical Center as a program director for the last ten years. He loved to hunt, fish and was an avid antique and flea marketeer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Herbert, James and John; sister, Margaret Zarak. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Colleen Harkcom Wilson; sister, Grace Wilson; brother, Arthur (Beverly) Wilson; and sister-in-law, Frances Wilson. Friends will be received on Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the Christian Life Church of Trafford, 900 7th Street Ext., Trafford, PA. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Aaron Plecenik

March 26, 2019 |

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

Aaron Plecenik, 36,  of Wheeling, WV, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away March 19, 2019. He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School, class of 2000.  Aaron was an electrician who loved his trade.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing his guitar and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.  His best hobbies were his son, Aaron Jr., age 9 and daughter, Nevada, age 8.  He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Lisa James Plecenik; parents, Dennis and Sherri Plecenik; older brother, Adam Plecenik; grandmother, Sophie Smith; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  A gathering will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Stephen C. Bill

March 24, 2019 |

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

Stephen C. Bill, age 91 of North Huntingdon  died March 23, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born February 28, 1928 in McKeesport, a son of the late Steve and Evelyn Vanetta  Bill. Prior to his retirement Stephen was employed by Teledyne Firth Sterling. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Navy as a Seabee, a member of Beulah Park Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Hennessey Bill and one sister, Virginia Puskeric. He is survived by one son Brian Bill (Melissa), three daughters,  Stephanie Miller, Paula Mercalde (William), Marcella Duke (Jay), one brother, Walter Bill  (Marjorie) , 5 grandchildren Steven (Andrea), Craig (Amy), Justin (Nancy),Derrick (Aish), Jacob and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a military charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Agnes Helen Hornak

March 23, 2019 |

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

Agnes Helen Hornak, 90, died Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born July 16,1928, daughter of the late John and Anna Kuchel of East McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Richard, who died January 26, 2019. She is survived by two twin daughters, Marcie Reese (Barry) and Cheryl Saylor (Michael); and grandchildren, Christopher (Dana), Claire, Dylan (Anastasia) and Evan; and great-grandson Axel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers John and William Kuchel. Agnes was happy and content in her role as wife and homemaker. She was a wonderful mother who set a great example of treating people with respect and living a life without the need for extravagance. She and her husband Dick spent over fifty years enjoying their cottage on Lake Erie as often as possible with family and friends. A private family funeral is planned. Memorial donations can be made to: Gateway Hospice, 9380 McKnight Road, Arcadia Court, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

 


Jerome W. Wright

March 22, 2019 |

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

Jerome Wright, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019.  He was born June 15, 1934 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter W. and Sophie Wright.  Prior to his retirement, Jerry was an information systems manager for WESCO and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed attending air shows, train shows, all Norwin community events and spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Schroer Wright; sons, Walter Wright and his wife, Bridget, Jerry Wright Jr. and his wife, Faith; daughters, Marsha Meyers, Kathy Novacek and her husband, Dave; grandchildren, Charlie (Jamie), Brianna, A.J. Randi, Katie, Tally; great-granddaughter, Savannah; and sister, Lori Whelan.  Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lawrence W. Meinen

March 20, 2019 |

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

Lawrence W. Meinen, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  He was born January 9, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Lawrence and Lillian (Drost) Meinen.  Prior to his retirement, Lawrence was an operations manager for Precise Technology, Inc., North Versailles and a veteran of the US Army having served in Germany during the Korean War Era.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, served on the Mon/Yough Trail Council and enjoyed rails-to-trails bicycling,  fishing, model trains and boating.  He was dedicated to friends and family, always eager to lend a hand, emotional support or share a good time.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Zimmerman Meinen.  He is survived by his son, Larry Meinen and his wife, Barbara, grandchildren Abby and Matt; daughter, Laureen Houston, grandchildren Elizabeth and Caroline; brother, Ronald (JoAnn) Meinen.  Friends will be received on Friday from 4 to 8 pm at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 9 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mon/Yough Trail Council, Elizabeth, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rosa D'Amico Tommasi

March 16, 2019 |

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

Rosa D'Amico Tommasi, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.  She was born November 5, 1938 in Vittoria, Italy, a daughter of the late Emanuele and Giovanna D'Amico.  She is survived by her loving  husband of 55 years, Giovanni Tommasi; son, Elio Tommasi and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Rosa DeFeo and her husband, James; grandchildren, Gabby (Matt), Sabrina, Giovanni, James, Elaina and Elio; brothers, Carmello and Salvatore D'Amico; sisters, Angela Lauretta and Elena D'Amico; and numerous nieces and nephews.  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 Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John R. Costantino

March 13, 2019 |

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

John R. Costantino, 80, of Irwin, passed away Monday, March 12, 2019 at his home.  He was born August 18, 1938 in Turtle Creek, PA.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist and tool & die maker and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and was a ham radio operator.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Grace Rominski Costantino; sons, Anthony Costantino and his wife, Amber, John Costantino; daughters, Tina Costantino Leslie and Tricia Asaro; sister, Donna Penkova and her husband, Joseph; and seven grandchildren.  There will be no visitations.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association  in memory of John.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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