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Rose Mary Surgent

June 22, 2021 |

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

Rose Mary Surgent, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born October 1, 1935 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Duffek) Chvasta.  Prior to her retirement, Rose Mary was an event planner.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, volunteer for Norwin Area Meals On Wheels and an election poll worker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Chvasta, Dr. Thomas Chvasta and sisters, Helen Digby and Marjorie Kish.  She is survived by her sons, James and his wife, Pam, Jeff and his wife, Lorie Lee, John and his wife, Angelina; grandchildren, Lea, Daniel, Shelbey, Hannah, Ava, and Joseph.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Theresa N. Pascal

June 21, 2021 |

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

Theresa N. Pascal, 48, of North Versailles formerly of Warren, OH, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born August 7, 1972 in Warren, OH, a daughter of Georgene King and the late Austin King. Theresa was a 1990 graduate of Warren Christian Academy and enjoyed swimming, playing basketball and going to the movies. She is survived by her son, Austin M. Pascal; daughter, Carly Ann Pascal.  Sisters, Denise (Thomas) Mackall, Marlene (James) Orr, Darla (Cary) Erickson, Michelle (Jeff) Davis, Erin King, Cindy (John) Richer, Peggy (Dave) Merchandino;  companion, Daniel “Dino” Reedy and his children, Lisa (Jim) Shade, LeAnne (Gordon) Damasky and their children. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Paul E. Schultz

June 18, 2021 |

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

Paul E. Schultz, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 and went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.  Paul was born on December 28, 1932 in Glassport and was the son of the late Edward and Sophia (Petrosky) Schultz.  In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his son, Paul Jr., and sister, Irene Silich.  Paul was employed as a machinist by Westinghouse Astronuclear Lab for 30 years until his retirement.  He truly enjoyed his work and found it to be both challenging and rewarding.  Paul was always a loyal fan of the Pirates and Steelers teams, winning or losing!  Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian Painter Schultz; daughter, Karen Schultz; two granddaughters, Hannah (Brian) Ross and Gabrielle Walker; one great-grandson, Arlo Paul Ross; sister, Freda Schultz; and nephew, Michael (Kathy) Silich.  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, PA.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Long Run Cemetery.  The family has requested that masks be worn.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Wendy J. Slafka

June 17, 2021 |

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

Wendy J. Slafka 68, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2021. She was born April 21, 1953 in McKeesport, daughter of the late George and Margaret Jane Alund.
Loving wife of Mark J. Slafka, devoted mother to Nathan (Ashley) and Christian Slafka. Sister of Edith (Mark) Harvey, and brother David (Pamela) Alund. Adoring grandmother to Rylen, her “princess” and Luca, her “little buddy”, the lights of her life.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Natalie, Courtney (Luis), Justin , Ryan (Becky);  Adam (Amy) and Michael (Rebekah).
A 1971 McKeesport High School graduate, she studied music at Duquesne University, taught piano and directed choirs at Christian Life Church and McKeesport Christian Alliance.
A God-fearing woman with a heart of gold, she had a passion for music and loved to sing.
She was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan, loved to cook and co-founded a non-profit horse rescue. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday 2-4,6-8 P.M. . A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 A.M. at the Norwin Alliance Christian Church. Please go directly to the church. Memorials may be made to Samaritan Purse. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dorothy J. Terranella

June 15, 2021 |

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

Dorothy J. Terranella, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born October 13, 1943 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Andrew and Dorothy (McDonald) Hudak.  Dorothy was a school teacher for Sisters of Charity, Seton Hill and later retired to start her life as a wife and mother.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved writing poetry and letters to loved ones.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting and doll making.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Crawford, and brother-in-law, Daniel Brennan.  She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Angelo "Terry" Terranella; son, Angelo "Terry" Terranella and his wife, Rachel and Dominic Terranella; brother, Kenny (Terri) Hudak; sisters, Karen (Jerry) Kronk, Cindy Brennan; grandchildren, Dominic (Kathryn), Joseph (Sydney), Angelina, Daniel, Angelo III, Job, Nehemiah, Titus and Caleb.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Long Run Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Janet A. Blend

June 10, 2021 |

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

Janet A. Blend, 86  of North Versailles died Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at her home.  She was born December 1, 1934 in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Albert and Millie Merlin. Janet enjoyed gardening, bowling and roller skating. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Marlyn Marosko. She is survived by her husband Richard Blend, two sons, William Gardner (Jan), Joseph Gardner, one granddaughter Melissa, three great grandchildren, Alexa, Tiera and Amaya. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon  Sunday 3-7 p.m. A  funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Gregg Allan Wilson

June 07, 2021 |

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

Gregg Allan Wilson, 34 of Youngwood died Monday, June 7, 2021 . He was born April 28, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina, a son of Gregg W. Wilson and Tracy Varner Carbone (Vince). Gregg graduated from Penn Trafford High School in 2005. He was an avid Steelers fan, even naming  one of his three dogs, Binx, Chloe and Shazier  after #50. Gregg enjoyed riding  dirt bikes, motorcycles, and enjoyed walking his dogs. He was preceded in death by his fiance, Jamyshia. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step children, Elijah and Dayvon, one sister Heather Wilson, a niece Addison Wilson. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home,  176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-6:30 p.m. A service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the family using our website funding page. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donna Marie Steiner

June 07, 2021 |

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

Donna Marie DiBattista Steiner, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born November 28, 1949 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Dominic and Connie (DiMucci) DiBattista.  Donna retired from McKeesport Hospital after 25 years of service and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, relaxing in the sun, taking cruises and carrying on her mother's tradition of Sunday dinners, and especially honoring St. Joseph's Feast Day.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James "Jimmy" DiBattista.  She is survived by her loving husband, John "Jack" Steiner; daughters, Dena Worrall Ciccarelli and her husband, Rick, Jayme Worrall King and her husband, Bill; Stacey Steiner Chambers and her husband, Roger, Lori Tresnan and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Brando, Ricco, Keira, Rachel, T.J. and Courtney; loving nephews, James (Cami) DiBattista and William (Jessica) DiBattista.   Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Harry F. Spudy

June 03, 2021 |

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

Harry F. Spudy 93, of North Huntingdon died Wednesday June 2, 2021 at his home. Harry was born August 19, 1927 in McKeesport son of the late Herman Frederick and Amy Lester Spudy. Prior to retirement he was employed as a Sheet Metal Worker at Westinghouse. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. Harry was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and a member of The Free and Accepted Masons, Shidle Lodge 601 in Irwin with 50 years of service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Jane LaRue Spudy, brother Al "Whitey" Spudy, sisters Betty Stokes, Dorothy McCartney, Ruth Shaffer, and Mildred Badstibner. He is survived by his sons, Karl and his wife, Renee, and Kirk and his wife, Suzy; one brother, William Spudy; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Monday 4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Tuesday at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Long Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Post 781, 100 Billot Ave, N. Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Bernard M. Hydak

June 02, 2021 |

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

Bernard M. Hydak, 62, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at his home.  He was born January 28, 1959 in Pittsburgh, a son of John B. Hydak and the late Anna Marie Kofman Hydak.  Bernie was a lifetime union carpenter for Local Union 432 and in his spare time enjoyed doing carpentry work in his workshop and renovating his home. 

He was a fan of Facebook and enjoyed sharing his sense of humor with all.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan and loved being with his grandchildren.  

Bernie spent his life dedicated to his girls, grandchildren and his home. 

He is survived by his daughters, Brandi Suranski and her husband, David, Nicollette Ambroziak and her husband, Timothy, and Olivia Weber; brother, Joseph (Darra) Hydak; nephew, Wayne Hydak; grandchildren, Alexander and Anna Marie Nene and Logan and Greyson Weber.

 
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Gene A. 'Ted' Wirth

May 29, 2021 |

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

Gene A. "Ted" Wirth, age 81 of North Huntingdon died May 29, 2021 at his home. He was born October 10,1939 in Washington, D.C., a son of the late George and Bernadette Plummer Wirth. Prior to his retirement, Ted was employed as a technical specialist by Xerox. 

He was a long time and active member of the Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles. Ted enjoyed old radio programs, bike riding, cross country traveling and family time. He also served on the board of the Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.

 
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Vicki L. Sandin

May 23, 2021 |

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

Vicki L. Sandin, 51, of Irwin, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 due to complications following open heart surgery.  She was born November 26, 1969 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Theodore and Geraldine (Kukurin) Sandin.  Vicki was a bartender at the Korner Tavern and the life of every party.  She loved vacationing at the beach, listening to all kinds of music and was the best gift receiver.  She is survived by her sons, Garrett, Nick, Justin; brother, Tad Sandin; sisters, Renae Sever, Jodene Sandin, Bonnie (Mike) Gutch, Laurie Breegle; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Anna M. (Raible) Busch

May 17, 2021 |

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

Anna M. (Raible) Busch, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 19, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Daniel and Agnes (Holtz) Raible. Anna was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where she was a Christian Mother and lector. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards and especially loved taking care of her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Busch; sons, Daniel and Ronald Busch; son-in-law, Edward O'Day; brothers, Walter, Edwin, Roy, John, Fr. Daniel; sisters, Rita Harrison and Mary Welsh. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Donna), Richard (Karen), Randall (Kristine); daughters, Bernadette O'Day, Lora (Daniel) McCullough; sister, Sr. Agnes Raible CDP; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Busch; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one on the way.

 
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John Paul Peddicord

May 10, 2021 |

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

John Paul Peddicord, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born September 8, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a son of Catherine (Artman) Peddicord and the late Louis Peddicord.

John was a laborer for Federal Pacific and enjoyed playing the drums, building puzzles, reading, playing trivia, telling and listening to jokes and watching his favorite tv shows.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy; brothers-in-law, Jack and Mike; sister-in-law, Laura Peddicord; and nephew, Mike.  He is survived by his brothers, Louie (Karan), Kenwood, Sam (Laurie), Mick, Steve (Rena); sisters, Linda Proctor, Debbie Constantine, Kate Hawk, JoAnn Brugnoli; aunt, Mary Pogel; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

 
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William C. Whitehead

May 09, 2021 |

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

William C. Whitehead, age 92, of North Huntingdon, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was born May 28, 1928 in Irwin, a son of the late Clarence R. and Sara E. (Daily) Whitehead. Prior to his retirement, Bill was a master tool and die maker for GM and attended The First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. He was a graduate of Norwin High School Class of 1947. He was involved in many activities such as Rough Riders Assoc., Swinging Squares of Irwin and Herold Grange Square Dancers, White Oak Gun Club, Laurel Highlands Coachman, the Winnebago Club, and the Odd Fellows. Bill was a board member of the Auto Workers Federal Credit Union. He was involved in may more activities, but his true love was his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth J. Romig Whitehead; sons, William C. Jr., Larry and Gary; and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Whitehead. He is survived by his sons, Bruce, Mark (Suzie), and Rick; daughters, Linda Somerville and her husband, Joseph, and Janet Gilbert and her husband, Jim; grandchildren, Douglas (Vicky) Whitehead, Melanie (Richard) Freese, Adam Whitehead, Michael Whitehead, Samantha (Bill) Kane, Ashton (Michael) Wertz, Linnea (Drew) Wortmann, Courtney Whitehead; great-grandchildren, Dante, Kylie, Abby, Bryce, Maddox, Riley, Eden, Bryer, Wren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his little dog Toby. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 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. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ron Wakeman officiating. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All But Furgotton Animal Shelter, Westmoreland County. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


 

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