Shawn Eric Teamann, 55, of North Huntingdon, was greeted in heaven by his parents Lois and Joseph Teamann on January 20, 2022. He was born February 4, 1966 in Portsmouth, VA. Those that knew Shawn knew him as one of the kindest, most patient and giving people they had met. He was a faithful man who loved our Lord, his family, his church, and his community. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Shawn served as Eucharistic Minister until his illness. He was a fan of The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, loved taking his dog Piper for long walks, and enjoyed family vacations to Sandbridge. Shawn had a successful career as a retail manager, most recently with DSW Shoes. In October of 2020, Shawn was diagnosed with T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (T-PLL), an incredibly rare and aggressive form of cancer. He had a stem cell transplant on October 28, 2021 with his sister being his donor. Shawn fought hard but his body just couldn’t beat the battle. He leaves behind his wife Cheryl (Twigger), sister Deborah Teamann, sons Stephen (Christina) and Nathan Torok, grandchildren Abbey, Lily and Zack, mother-in-law Pat Twigger, brother-in-law George Twigger, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Shawn’s family wishes to thank Dr. Jing-Zhou Hou and his staff, Hillman Cancer Center 4th floor, and Shadyside Hospital 6th floor West for their compassionate care of Shawn. Friends will be received from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Shawn to Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or online donation to Mario Lemieux Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published January 21, 2022.