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Carolyn L. Johnson

January 16, 2022 |

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

Carolyn "Nazz" L. Johnson, 71, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at UPMC East. She was born August 23, 1950 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Aaron and Marian (Harris) Wertz. Carolyn was a preschool teacher for Calvary Preschool Center and a member of Calvary Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ed and Bill Wertz. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frank E. Johnson III; son, Frank Johnson IV and his wife, Maria; daughter, Pam Yurcisin and her husband Kary; brother, Kurt (Diane) Wertz; grandchildren, Melanie (Robert) Dermorest, Tori (Dustin) Bartlow, Natalie (Alex) Impink, Tyler Yurcisin, Aaron Johnson; great-grandchildren, Brock, Karsyn, Declan, Axel, Easton and Ayla. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Calvary Church, 8653 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Troy Edward Funk

January 15, 2022 |

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

Troy Edward Funk, 73, of Ardara, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his home.  He was born April 6, 1948 in McKeesport, son of the late Luther and Dorothy (Kapostas) Funk.  Prior to his retirement, Troy was a truck driver for Norwin Construction and a veteran of the US Navy.  He was an active member of Larimer Vol. Fire Dept. and enjoyed camping at Mountain Pines and trips to the casinos.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Funk.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna (DiRinaldo) Funk; sons, Troy Funk and his wife, Becky, Joe Funk and his wife, Kelly; brothers, Robert (Linda), Albert (Sandy) and James (Lynda) Funk; sisters, Marion (Tom) Dillen, Judy (Ken) Varga; grandchildren, Ashlyn (Richard) Manko, Jake (Erin) Funk, Jonathan Funk and Josh Funk; great-grandchildren, Keegan and Ella.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Clarence H. Rizzi

January 13, 2022 |

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

Clarence H. Rizzi, 98, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital. He was born April 3,1923, in Herminie, son of the late Peter and Eva (Couchenour) Rizzi. Clarence graduated from Sewickley Township High School and from there join the United States Navy, serving on the Mine sweeper USS Salem later renamed the USS Shawmut. Ship and crew saw action participating in both the invasion of North Africa and Italy as well as action in the Pacific Theater Operations during the Second World War. On February 4, 1950, Clarence married Helen Pavlik. Their progeny includes three children; Donald and Margie (Lichwa) Rizzi, Marilyn (Rizzi) Walther. Tim and Barbara (Rizzi) Timbrook. In addition Clarence and Helen have 10 Grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Clarence retired from Columbia Gas Company, was a member of St Stephen’s Byzantine Church, and with wife Helen spent the winters together at their place in Lakeland FL. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Emily Timbrook, three sisters, Jane Fawcett, Betty Rizzi, and Geraldine Rothwell, brother Allen and infant brother, Pete. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at the JAMES SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME  176 Clay Pike, Funeral Liturgy 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Clare Kaufmann

January 12, 2022 |

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

Clare M. Kaufmann, 61, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 23, 1960 in Swissvale, a daughter of Marie Holt and the late William Holt. Prior to her retirement, Clare was a dental assistant for Associates in Endodontics and later worked for Subway. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed gardening, cutting grass, feeding the birds, going to tractor shows and entertaining her family and friends. Clare worked timing and scoring at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and various SCCA events, participated in the Westmoreland County Fair and won 1st place for her potato chips and also best of show and first place for her salsa. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Kaufmann; brothers, William Holt and Joseph (Kathleen) Holt; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, Pa 15642.

 


Sharon L. Truxal

January 12, 2022 |

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

Sharon L. Truxal, 71 of N. Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home. She was born February 3, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Rubash) Morrison. Sharon gave meaning to, home is where the heart is. She loved music, turn on a good Oldie and she could be found showing you how to do the jitterbug. She made a family that was so full of love surrounded by her grandkids and great grandkids who she full heartedly adored.

Sharon loved the Holidays which were followed by her decorating her house, cooking lots of food, and gathering all of her family to spend quality time together. She was a giver, she made sure nobody felt left out not even her canine pup Scooby. She loved summer time, going to the beach or relaxing at home swimming and tending to her flowers and watching the birds eat out of their feeders. Sharon was a woman of many trades. She loved to sit around and tell stories with her brothers and sister or go on bingo outings and try her luck, although for her it was all about the time being spent together.

Sharon loved life, she loved making friends at the campground and throwing huge block parties for people to get to know one another. She loved to decorate her trailer and golf cart and dress her grandkids up and dance and party all night long. As wild and free as Sharon was she was also very homely, there was no place like grandma’s house. She was a wise intelligent woman who anyone could sit and talk with for hours or pull up a seat to a good movie she would suggest.

 
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Jay M. Peters

January 10, 2022 |

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

Jay M. Peters, 63, of Bartlett, TN, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022.  He was born January 12, 1958 in Youngstown, OH, a son of Margaret (Biscoe) Peters and the late James Peters.  Jay was the director of brewing for Blue City Brewing with 35 plus years of service working in the brewery industry.  He was highly respected by his superiors and subordinates and he reached the pinnacle level of master brewing.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church.  Jay's greatest passion in life was his family and he had an infectious smile and a warm laugh and was the happiest when he was surrounded by his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Jill (Dunn) Peters; son, Kristopher J. Peters and his wife, Mandy; Carly Bishop and her husband, Michael, Jayne Casteel and her husband, Trevor; sisters, Jimette (Al) Spinelli, Jill (Chuck) Seik, Jan (Dwight) Harley; grandchildren, Sydni, Rylee, Jacob, Charlotte Jay, Molly, Penny; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.   A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Jay Peters Memorial Fund to benefit employees of Blue City Brewing.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ruth C. George

January 07, 2022 |

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

With sorrow, we are announcing the passing of our mother, Ruth C. George. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Sarah Berkoben, and her husband, E. Dale George. She is survived by her children, Charlotte (Shelley) George, Jeanne (Harry) Shields, and Joanne (Terry) Antonacci. Also survived by her grandchildren, Gayle (Chris) Reed, Virginia (Erik) Shields, Drew Elovitz, Devon Elovitz and Kevin Antonacci. Our mother will be remembered for her strength when faced with adversity. Special gratitude extended to our sister, Joanne who put her life on hold to be our mother’s primary caregiver. Thank you Sissy. Special thanks for the loving care provided by our friend Vonnie Madigan. Following our mother’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. As she was fond of saying “and Bingo was his name oh”. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Grant N. McNally

January 04, 2022 |

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

Grant N. McNally, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Josiah and Emma (Croft) McNally. Grant was pre-deceased by his parents, his beloved sisters, Audrey, JoAnne, Clara, Sylvia and his first wife of 30 years, Mary Ann (Dick) McNally. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Joyce (Redinger) McNally and his children, Terry (Ed) Wiechmann, Patty (John) Malone, Wade (Angie) McNally and Scott (Jen) Craze. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also, survived by many friends and neighbors too many to list. He was a 1957 graduate of Norwin High School. After graduating he started his apprenticeship, to be a machinist, with Mesta Machine Company and then with Whemco both in West Homestead. He was retired from both companies. Grant loved to hunt, garden, carve, camp and be with his family. Always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He and Joyce were regular volunteers at the Foodbank at the McKeesport Alliance Church for many years. He was fortunate in his life to have had two loving, Christian wives. He read the Bible cover to cover more than once and lived his life accordingly. He always said he was promised three score and 10. He lived that and more and for that we are grateful. He was a member of the McKeesport Alliance Church but The Church of the Brethren was at his heart. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made to Foodbank at the McKeesport Alliance Church 938 Summit St., McKeesport, PA  15132.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


JoAnn Lee Dunn

January 04, 2022 |

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

JoAnn Lee Dunn, 93, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at Murrysville Rehab and Wellness Center.  Born in Jeannette, May 3, 1928 to Paul J. and Alice Malloy.  JoAnn was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church.  Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Dunn, and three sons, Dennis, Darrel and Douglas Dunn.  Along with her sisters, Patricia Randall, Faye Haluck, and brother, Paul Malloy.  She is survived by her children, David Dunn and his wife, Beverly, Maureen Dunn and her fiance, David Bollinger, Duane Dunn, all from N. Huntingdon.  Marcia Rowley and her husband, Ralph from Charlottesville, VA; daughter-in-law, Blanche Dunn of Herminie; and sister, Maureen Donnelly of Arlington, VA.  She is also survived and loved by 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.  She loved playing cards and board games with her family.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rose Marie A. Onderko

January 04, 2022 |

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

Rose Marie A. Onderko, 87, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born January 3, 1935 in Natrona Heights.  Prior to her retirement, Rose Marie was a registered nurse for Mercy Hospital, school nurse for Norwin Jr. High School West in the mid '70’s and Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Christian Mothers, was an avid quilter, enjoyed needlepoint, sewing and making Halloween costumes for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald W. Onderko.  She is survived by her sons, Ronald W. Jr. (Lisa), Bruce S. (Mary Beth), Brian E.; daughters, Mary Ann Show and Diane (Johnny) Flowe; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  Services are private. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles, PA.   Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Rose Marie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Alice H. Anthony

January 04, 2022 |

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

Alice H. Anthony, 86, of North Huntingdon passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  Daughter of the late John and Anna (Sabo) Bailley.  Prior to her retirement, Alice was a factory worker for Westinghouse, FEMCO, VW, Switch & Signal and Vectran.  She worked hard all of her life and loved helping others.  She volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and was Volunteer of the Year in 2009.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Benny, Paul, George, Andy and Jimmy; sisters, Anna, Mary and Vera.  She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Anthony-Gulden and her partner, Scott Weigard; her puppy, Sally; and her grand puppies.  A memorial service will take place on January 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Norwin Church of the Nazarene, 110 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642. 

If you would like to share any memories or thoughts about Alice, please drop a note in the mail to Kathy Anthony-Gulden, P.O. Box 281, Bendersville, PA  17306.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Evelyn Jean Cunningham

January 03, 2022 |

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

Heaven gained an angel Sunday, January 2, 2022, Evelyn Jean Cunningham moved on to live with her Lord.  Preceded in death by her beloved husband, William E. Cunningham.  Leaving behind her devoted son who cared for her lovingly at home, William A. Cunningham; daughters, Laura Baughman and her husband, William of White Oak, PA, Julie Manley and her husband, Keith of Gaithersburg, MD; grandchildren, Sarah (Greg) Manning of Westminster, PA, Bryan Manley of Gaithersburg, MD; and brother, George Porterfield of Allison, PA.  Evelyn best known as Jean, loved to be outdoors working in the yard and especially shoveling snow, crocheting, crafts, keeping the family home perfect and caring for her dogs.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Erma B. Tarle

December 29, 2021 |

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

Erma B. Tarle, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  She was born January 27, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Josephine Michaelson Matta.  Erma was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed doing yardwork, reading and was an animal lover.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Tarle and half-sister, Jennifer Miebach.  She is survived by her two sons Mark and his wife, Jennifer and Brian Tarle; half-sister, Marcia Overton;  three granddaughters, Stacy, Katelyn and Michele Tarle. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A blessing service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Anna Woods

December 27, 2021 |

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

Anna Woods, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born October 7, 1929 in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Brandle) Lutz.  Prior to her retirement, Anna was the owner/operator of George Woods Garage. 

She was a devoted wife, and the best Mom and Grandmother anyone could dream of having.  Ann loved life and everyone that came into her life unconditionally.  She loved and took care of her family by any means possible.  She had an infectious smile and a feisty personality. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Woods; sons-in-law, Eugene Moose and Jack Muzzie; brothers, Joseph, Herman and Paul Lutz; sisters, Elsie Rance and Mary Zortich.  She is survived by her son, George B. (Leda) Woods; daughters, Linda A. Moose, Deborah M. Muzzie, Heidi L. (Rod) Truitt; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

 
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Barry Fredric Barnett

December 27, 2021 |

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

Barry Fredric Barnett, 85, of White Oak, left this world peacefully at home on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Born on May 22, 1936 in Duquesne, PA, Barry was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Fedor) Barnyak. He shared 53 years of marriage with the rock and love of his life, Flo (Kolton), and was the beloved father of children Joy (Tim) Desmond, Barry (Kelly) Barnett, and Kristy (Todd) Alexander.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he was a former engineer with Westinghouse Nuclear Division in Monroeville, a founding and active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and a volunteer at Redstone Highlands Senior Living in North Huntingdon. He was an avid Jeopardy! fan, loved crossword and number puzzles, Pittsburgh's pro and college sports teams, working out and traveling; most of all, he loved spending time with his family and furry friends, Shadow and Raven.
In addition to his wife and children, his memory will be cherished by grandchildren Brady, Brenna, Kaden, Tyler, Liam, Beckham and Gabe; brothers Robert (Marion) Barnett, William (Irene) Barnett and Earl Barnyak; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Eleanor Shaw.
Barry was an example of what we should all strive to be--a kind, loyal and loving human being.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held on February 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 200 Leger Road, N. Huntingdon, PA. We encourage you to share your favorite memories of Barry on the James W. Shirley Funeral Home celebration wall at www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642.

 


 

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