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Franklin C. Thompson

December 23, 2021 |

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

Franklin C. Thompson, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  He was born August 2, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Frank and Gladys (Cooper) Thompson.  Prior to his retirement, Franklin worked in Human Resources for West Penn Hospital and was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War Era.  He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, refinishing furniture, listening to opera, feeding and watching birds and traveling extensively.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Brown; son, David Thompson; and brother, Jan Thompson.  He is survived by his wife, Rose (Proch) Jennette Thompson; daughters, Lynn Cross and her husband, Jeffrey, Tammy Esip and her husband, Brian; sons, Bill Jennette and his wife, Debbie, Tim Jennette and Ellen; sister-in-law, Pat Thompson; grandchildren, Matt (Kearstyne) Cross, Kendra (Matt) Nicholas, Cody Jennette; and special cousins.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home chapel, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Burial will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Audubon Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nathan Christian Thorne

December 20, 2021 |

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

Nathan Christian Thorne 32 of Irwin, PA died peacefully at Forbes Hospital after waging a valiant battle with Covid-19. He was so brave, strong, and courageous. God called Nathan home from this battle to Heaven on Monday the 20th to celebrate Christmas with a brand, new body and loved ones who preceded him in death. He was born on August 28, 1989 at Jeannette Hospital. He is survived by his mum, Leslie Proctor Savage (Michael) and his father, Larry John Thorne (Jaci), one brother, Luke Michael Savage and one sister, Gabrielle Thorne. His grandparents, C. Ray and Eileen Proctor, Alfred and Reta Thorne, step grandparents Nancy and William Wassell and a step grandmother Jackie Gesler. A beautiful fiancée Marja Yasa, Aunts and Uncles: Kellee Birnstiel, Dwayne Thorne (Sheri), Terri Garrick (Brent), Tracey Lane (Scott), John Gesler, Jr. and a herd of cousins. He is preceded in death by his step grandfathers, Thomas Savage and John Gesler. Nathan is a 2008 graduate of Norwin High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2021. Friends and Family will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday, from 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm, followed by a service officiated by Pastor Chuck Owston. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teen Quest, 293 Rich Road, Somerset, PA 15501.

 


Shirley E. Hindman

December 15, 2021 |

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

Shirley E. Hindman, 75, formerly of N. Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare in N. Huntingdon. She was born October 31, 1946 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Findley and Helen (Popik) McGrew. Prior to retirement, she was a secretary at John Hancock Insurance Co. and Premier Medical Associates. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Tara) Hindman and Richard (Kelly) Hindman; twin sisters, Deborah (Raymond) Dirjan and Donna (Gus) Bricker; grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew and Madison. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul V. Lukart Jr.

December 14, 2021 |

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

Paul V. Lukart Jr. 67, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born September 15, 1954 in McKeesport, a son of the late Paul V. and Olga (Yerbanovic) Lukart. Prior to his retirement, Paul was a diesel mechanic for Waste Management and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Krupa; sons, John, Sean (Susan) and Alex; daughter, Lianna; step daughters, Dawn and Eve; brother, Vince (Denise); and sister, Dolly Speney. Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will be held at 5:45 p.m. during visitation. Interment Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Shirley E. Hindman

December 13, 2021 |

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

Shirley E. Hindman, 75, formerly of N. Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare in N. Huntingdon.  She was born, October 31, 1946 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Findley and Helen (Popik) McGrew.  Prior to retirement, she was a secretary at John Hancock Insurance Co. and Premier Medical Associates.  She is survived by her sons, Robert (Tara) Hindman and Richard (Kelly) Hindman; twin sisters, Deborah (Raymond) Dirjan and Donna (Gus) Bricker; grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew and Madison.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Margaret Gamrat

December 13, 2021 |

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

Margaret Gamrat, 90, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 29, 1931 in Munhall, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Kachmaris) Belan. Prior to her retirement, Margaret was a payroll clerk for Kennywood Park, a member of St. Agnes Parish and she enjoyed playing cards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Gamrat; son, Edward Gamrat, and brother, John Belan. She is survived by her son, David Gamrat; daughter, Alberta Mamrose; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Marsha J. Ignaczak

December 11, 2021 |

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

Marsha J. Ignaczak, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Shadyside Hospital. She was born March 5, 1944 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Marcella (Haberstock) Doring. Marsha was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church. She was a former Girl Scout leader, president of Hartford Heights P.T.A, Bible School teacher, Drill Team President, Strings President. Prior to her retirement, Marsha was a wedding cake decorator for Artistic Cake Decorating for 35 years and a Travel Agent with Four Seasons Travel. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 and a half years, C. James Ignaczak in May of 2020, sister, Carol Gullie and her husband, Nicholas. She is survived by daughters, Alaina Marie (Ignaczak) Jacobs and her husband, John and Cindy Lee Ignaczak and her significant other Johnny; grandson, Anthony Johnston and his wife, Stacy; and great-granddaughter, Molly Johnston. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com 

 


Bruno Valenti

December 08, 2021 |

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

Bruno Valenti, 91, of Broomfield CO, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lafayette, CO.  He was born, December 14, 1929 in Irwin, a son of the late Peter and Desolina (Galozi) Valenti.  Prior to his retirement, Bruno was a driver salesman for Dolly Madison and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Biddle Vets and a lifelong member of Circleville Vol. Fire Dept. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Hamilton Valenti and second wife, Elizabeth S. "Betty" Kessel Valenti.  He is survived by his two daughters, Marcia Rose and Jill Valenti; brother, John Valenti and his wife, Patricia; and grandson, James Rose.

 
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Klara Kovacs

December 07, 2021 |

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

Klara Horvath Kovacs, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Walden's View.  She was born, May 31, 1927 in Dunavecse, Hungary, a daughter of the late Albert and Erzsebet (Daranyi) Horvath.  Prior to her retirement, Klara was owner - operator of Straw Pump Auto Body Panels and a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kovacs, son-in-law, Leonard Matta; sisters, Zsuzsa and Gizella; brothers, Zsigmond and Imre from Hungary; and brother, Albert of N. Huntingdon.  She is survived by her daughter, Marta Kovacs Matta (Terry Baker); granddaughter, Lindsey Matta (Matthew Corrie); sister, Jolan of New Zealand and Amal of Hungary; great-granddaughter, Sadie Faith Corrie; and nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews here and abroad.  There will be no visitation.  Interment will be private in Brush Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Irene A. Anselm

December 06, 2021 |

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

Irene A. Anselm, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Arden Courts, Monroeville.  She was born June 17, 1938 in Jefferson Borough, a daughter of the late John and Jean (Farber) Wallace.  Prior to her retirement, Irene was a bank teller for Clairton National Bank and various savings and loans as well as secretarial work.  She was a longtime member of St. Agnes Parish and  enjoyed aerobics, cross country traveling, fishing, bowling, camping and water skiing.   She is survived by her husband, Raymond Anselm; son, Clete Anselm and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Kristin Stanchik and her husband, John; sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Vansickle, Patricia Mollenauer; grandchildren, Kayleigh and Aubrey Anselm, Jacob and Megan Stanchik.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Private entombment in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research in memory of Irene.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Audrey Jean Dooley

December 04, 2021 |

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

Audrey Jean Dooley, 92, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born July 22, 1929, in Circleville, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Kondy) Breon.
Audrey and her family enjoyed many years of traveling and camping together, most often in the Rehoboth and Bethany Beach areas of Delaware. She loved playing cards, hosting parties and cookouts with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Dooley, and son, William Dooley. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Remai and her husband, William, and Kathleen Remai and her husband, Richard; daughter-in-law Barbara Dooley; grandchildren Kelley Thompson (Pete), Erin Palko (Tom), Megan Remai, Adam Remai, and Justin Remai; great-grandchildren Cody, Cameron, Benjamin, Cayden, and Lucy; and great-great-grandchildren Alexander and Kai. As per Audrey's request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Drucilla A. "Dru" Barber

December 03, 2021 |

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

Drucilla A. "Dru" Barber, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  She was born June 6, 1930 in Clearfield, PA, a daughter of the late Howard and Marie Hubler Milliron.  Prior to her retirement, Dru worked for Valley Honda in the clerical department and was a former leader and board member of the Girls Scouts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Barber in 2013; brother, Arthur Milliron; and son-in-law, Robert Lloyd.  She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Lloyd and Tracy Dogherty (Jeff); sister, Joyce Green and her husband, Richard; four grandchildren, Megan Norman (Chris), Michael (Amy) Fry, Madeline (Dustin) Boner, Eric J. Belak Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Peyton, Noah, Dominic, Teagan and Trevor.

 
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Pauline Derhofer Nagy

November 30, 2021 |

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

Pauline Derhofer Nagy, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born April 17, 1927 in Duquesne, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Sveda) Lashkevich. Prior to her retirement, Pauline was a secretary for CCAC, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and AARP North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Derhofer and second husband, Albert Nagy; son, Richard A. Derhofer; and sister, Mae Anischenko. She is survived by her daughter, Carol A. DeFelice and her husband, Louis; brothers, Philip and Paul Anischenko; and granddaughter, Angela DeFelice. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Margot Elisabeth (Giera) Weber

November 30, 2021 |

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

Margot Elisabeth (Giera) Weber, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born March 12, 1934 in Schuesselndorf, Germany, a daughter of the late Herbert Kurt and Elizabeth Maria Giera.
Margot spent her life as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. After they fled communist East Germany, she, her husband, and her children eventually settled in the south hills of Pittsburgh. She was an excellent cook and baker, and enjoyed spending time with her family and dogs. Margot also spent time working in a laundromat in Mt. Washington. In the final years of her life, she resided in North Huntingdon and was surrounded by adoring neighbors. Margot will be remembered for her love of her family, her strength and resiliency, her home-cooked meals, and for always sending sweet treats home with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rolf Herbert Weber; sons, Helmut, Juergen and Stephan Weber; and daughter, Marion Weber. She is survived by her grandchildren, Christopher Weber and Catherine Weber; and nephew, Karl Heinz Goettner. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home chapel, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Betty J. Welsch

November 27, 2021 |

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

Betty J. Welsch, 90, of East McKeesport, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at Brookdale Sr. Living Center.  She was born, June 19, 1931 in East McKeesport, daughter of the late Sam and Allene (Small) Tietze.  Betty was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Braun P. Welsch on August 18, 2021; son, Dale; son-in-law, Lee Anson; and sistes, Lois Silianoff.  She is survived by her daughter, Roxanne Anson; daughter-in-law, Roberta Welsch; granddaughter, Kristen (Scott); one great grandchild, Tyler; and nephew, Barry Welsch and sister Carolyn Evans. 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, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circleville United Methodist Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


 

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