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Mary Lucot

February 26, 2024 |

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

Mary Lucot, age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away February 25, 2024 at her son's home in Penn Hills. She was born on October 11, 1933 in Minnesota, a daughter of the late John and Mary Lohlein Peterson. Mary was a member of St. Agnes Church and was employed as a Dental Assistant prior to her retirement.  She was an avid gardener, enjoyed sewing, and loved to bake. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband James Lucot. She is survived by three sons, John and his wife, Cathy, Jim and his wife, Annette, and Michael;  brother Charles Vasko; four grandchildren, Jeremy, John (Heather), Joshua (Keren), Autumn (David); eight great-grandchildren, Micah, Haylee, Garrett, Holly, Carter, Ava, Aaron, and Ashley; great-great-granddaughter Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A blessing service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 1 P.M. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Audrey Jane Sturkie

February 25, 2024 |

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

Audrey Jane Sturkie, age 83 of North Huntingdon passed away February 24, 2024 at her home. She was born on March 12, 1940 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Aldo and Elizabeth Stanko Tagliavini. Audrey was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon and was the owner of Sturkie Masonry along with her husband. She cherished nothing more than the time she spent with her family. In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Sturkie, and daughters Sherrie Gibson, Laura Demeis, Donna Sturkie, and Toni Sturkie. She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Dr. Michael) Hahalyak; grandchildren Anthony Kasunic (Cassondra), Jessica Nissen (Shane) and Halie Wilson Tucci (Brandon); great grandchildren Carlo and Dominic Kasunic; nieces and nephews Richard & Lisa Tucci and Mark & Diane Patrick. Visitation will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 AM. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Ann Rager

February 23, 2024 |

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

Joyce Ann  Rager, age 89 of Irwin, passed away on February 22, 2024 at the St. Anne Home in Greensburg. She was born on April 15, 1934, in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Lois Tinsman Leisure. Joyce cherished her role as a homemaker, and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed working on puzzles, crafting, ceramics, needlepoint, word searches and was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister Judith Mori and a daughter, Debbie Montini.. She is survived by her son, Dr. David Ross, daughter-in-law Sue Ross, grandchildren Jaime Knauff, Kelsey Ross, Jacey Ross, and great-grandchildren Julianna, Lilliana, and Alexander. Friends will be received  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Monday, February 26th  from 2-4 PM. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David Morton

February 23, 2024 |

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

David L. Morton, age 70 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 22, 2024 at his home while surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on May 5, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Donald and Margery Malone Morton. Prior to his retirement, David was employed as an Electrical Engineer for First Energy, formerly West Penn Power. He was a graduate of both Norwin High School, Class of 1971, and the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1975 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. David attended St. Agnes Church with his family, and was an active member within the Boy Scouts . He enjoyed traveling, especially to Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, working on cars, and assembling his annual Lionel Christmas train display.  David is survived by his beloved wife Cindy Lenhart, son Daniel (Traci) Morton, daughters Dr. Laura Morton Newhouser (Dr. Shane), and Jennifer O'Mahony (Pat), brother Robert Morton (Cindy), sisters Nancy Goblesky (Donald Jr.) and Donna Dolekary (James), grandchildren Luke, Cecelia, Matthias, Audrey, and Lydia, and numerous extended family members. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-8 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Agnes Church on Tuesday at 9:30 AM.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the AHN Nursing Fund at Forbes Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas P. Dunmire

February 21, 2024 |

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

Thomas P. Dunmire, age 79 of North Huntingdon died February 21, 2024, at Transitions, North Huntingdon. He was born November 16, 1944, a son of the late Harry W. and Jean Barrett Dunmire. He was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School. Serving as both secretary and treasurer of the Larimer VFD Social Club, Tom enjoyed spending time with his friends and socializing. Prior to his retirement, Tom was employed by WABTEC in the shipping department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Taber. He is survived by one brother, Larry Dunmire; a sister, Rose Dworek; and three nephews Ron Taber (Vickey) and their son Shannon (Claudia), and their children Milo and Rachael (Nick) Carter, and their children Delaney and Lydia, Daniel Taber, and Bobby Taber (Mona) and their children Jessie and Bobby.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department.  Visitation will be Sunday 1-4 PM with a service at 4PM at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Valerie S. Miller

February 20, 2024 |

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

Valerie S. Miller, 63 of North Huntingdon died February 19, 2024 at her home. She was born January 28, 1961 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late William C. and Jennie Mae Ressler. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Irwin. She graduated from Norwin High School Class of 1980. She enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, puzzles, playing solitaire, listening to music, and spending time with her granddog Memphis. Val was employed by Accessibilities as a caregiver for her brother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew Jeremy Radziwon. She is survived by her daughter Brittany Miller (Brad); beloved sister Vickie Radziwon (Butch); brother Billy Ressler; nephew, Tony and (April), great nieces and nephews, Anthony, Aubrea, and Lexi; and former husband and friend Bruce. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 & 6-7 PM, followed by a service at 7 PM at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth McCusker

February 19, 2024 |

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

Kenneth McCusker, age 67 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 18th, 2024 at his home.  He was born on September 24, 1956 in McKeesport, a son of the late Joseph E. McCusker and Dolores Kaminski McCusker. Ken was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1974, and was a Social Member of the American Legion Post 701 in White Oak. Prior to his retirement, Ken was an electrician at US Steel Clairton Works. He enjoyed fishing, loved a good laugh, and was always the life of the party. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Laura Whitehead McCusker, daughters Brianne McCusker, Kyra Kelly (Dan), brothers Robert McCusker (Mary), Wayne McCusker (Teresa), sisters Georgene Bingman (Robert), Carol McCusker, Donna Diak (Jeff), and his beloved grandchildren Royce Jackson, Piper Kelly, and Danny Kelly. He is also survived by his constant companion Hawkeye. Friends will be received at the Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 24 from 3-4 PM followed by a service at 4 PM. Contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, any children's charity, or an animal charity of choice.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gene Perkins

February 13, 2024 |

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

W. Gene Perkins, age 84 of Irwin, passed away on February 12, 2024 at Montefiore Hospital. He was born on April 24, 1939 in Crichton, WV, a son of the late John Samuel and Olive Margaret Rader Perkins. Gene was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. Prior to his retirement, he was a Data Officer at Mellon Bank. He was a volunteer at the Wesley Chapel Food Bank in Florida, a past president of the former Alcoma Golf Club, and past president of the Men's Club at the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Gene was an avid golfer and dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. He was a graduate of Fairmont State University in West Virginia where he played football and ran track. In addition, Gene was the first ever president of the TKE Fraternity. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother Edwin Harold and his wife Nancy, sister Evelyn Rae Odell and husband Rodney, and nephew Matthew Wayne Perkins. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Barbara Ferrari Perkins, sons Joe (Linda) and Chris (Kristin) Perkins, brother Robert Lee (Reba) Perkins, Jack Wayne (Claren) Perkins, and grandchildren Michael (Ashleigh), Nathan, Matthew, Courtney, and Jake Perkins, great-granddaughter Ellie, and 13 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA. A funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday at 9AM. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert A. Zaval

February 08, 2024 |

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

Robert A. Zaval, 102 of North Huntingdon died February 8, 2024 at his home. He was born October 10, 1921 in Philipsburg. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a foreman for Fort Pitt Steel Casting Company in McKeesport. He enjoyed crocheting, splitting wood, and daily trips to Walmart.  Bob was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army's 8th Armored Division in Rhineland and Central Europe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Zaval and son Daryl Zaval. He is survived by his wife Helene Wilson Zaval, daughters Barbara Casorio (Jim Sr.) and Melanie O’Connell (James), and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. A graveside service at Restland Memorial Park will take place at a later date. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Johanna Hreha

February 02, 2024 |

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

Johanna Hreha , 87 of North Huntingdon died Feburary 1, 2024 at the Seton Center in Greensburg. She was born September 24, 1936 in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Tej Pavur. Johanna was a member of St. Agnes Church. She enjoyed reading, baking, cooking and crafting. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an Executive Secretary by Robert Morris College. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert J. Hreha in 2008, two brothers Joseph and Carl Pavur, one sister, Margaret O'Brien. She is survived by one son Robert and his wife Gabriella, one daughter, Constance Hreha and her husband Jim Chiado, grandchildren, John Sassano, Peter Sassano (Tiya), Catherine Sassano, and John Paul Hreha, one great grandchild, Samantha Sassano Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon Pa on Monday from 6-8 P.M. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 9:30 A.M at St Agnes Church, North Huntingdon followed by interment in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth Seton Memory Care Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Leo Letterine

February 02, 2024 |

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

Leo Letterine, age 91 of North Huntingdon died February 1, 2024 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born January 16, 1933 in Huey, PA, a son of the late Guido and Mildred Finotti Letterine. Leo was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, was employed by Westinghouse Electric as a Manager of International Sales from 1956-1991. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother Jean and brother Tony Letterine. He is survived by his wife Joan Medved Letterine; sons Paul and Denny Letterine; daughter Marcia Letterine; grandchildren Derek and Olivia; and sister Martha Garden (Randy). Services will be private. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Chuck G. Demorest, Sr.

February 02, 2024 |

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

Chuck G. Demorest, Sr. age 63 of Westmoreland City died February 1, 2024 at his home. He was born April 23, 1960 in Jeannette, a son of the late Wilbert J. Demorest, Sr. and Anna Louise Pollard. He was a graduate of Penn Trafford High School. Prior to his retirement, was employed as a welder for Holtec in Turtle Creek. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, enjoyed going to the casino, and was a huge wrestling fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Marvin “Bud” Demorest. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Peggy Shaffer Demorest; son Charlie Demorest (Kayla); daughters Tanya Richards (Michael), and Juanita Bothell (Jay); grandchildren Kristin, Joshua, Jacob, Cash, and Carter; brother Bill Demorest; sisters Adela Senica, Charlene Kerlin (Robert), and Carrie Ruzyc; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday At James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon 2-5PM, with a service at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through the funeral home website. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Timothy E. Quinlan

February 02, 2024 |

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

Timothy Edward Quinlan, age 78 of North Huntingdon, PA, died January 31, 2024 at UPMC East surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 29, 1946 to the late Albert H. and Millicent M. (Sieburg) Quinlan of Pine Township. He graduated from Richland High School class of 1963 and earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University of PA before completing graduate work through the US Steel/Case Western Reserve University Business Program. A United States Army veteran, Captain Quinlan served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam earning the Bronze Star. Prior to retirement in 2004, he was employed as a Production and Continuous Improvement Supervisor, Safety Engineer, and Accounting Manager for US Steel throughout the Mon Valley for over 30 years where he volunteered as a mentor with Junior Achievement. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Daria Riesberg. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dr. Audrey (Manzlak) Quinlan; a daughter Tara (Bill) Willenbrock of VA; a son, Daniel (Deanna) Quinlan of Cranberry; three grandsons, Matthew and Ryan Quinlan and Owen Willenbrock; a brother, Michael (Lynn) Quinlan of SC, and two nephews, Nathan M. and Timothy R. Quinlan. An avid sports fan, he was a proud season-ticket holder of the Steelers and was honored in 2021 to be invited to participate in the on-field pregame Terrible Towel activities. He also enjoyed surf fishing in Rodanthe and Nags Head on the Outer Banks of NC. As requested, there will be no visitation. Interment with full military honors will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences and memories may be left at www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Wounded Warriors, or the charity of one's choice. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike in charge of arrangements.

 


Dennis C. Shaffer

February 01, 2024 |

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

Dennis C. Shaffer, 73 of North Huntingdon peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 31, 2024 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. He was born October 27, 1950 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert and Ruth Smith Shaffer. He was a member of Calvary Assembly Church. He was a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in engineering. He enjoyed NASCAR, was an avid Pittsburgh and Penn State sports fan, WWII aviation buff, interested in working on model airplanes, enjoyed traveling with Betty, and spending time with his family and friends. Prior to his retirement, was employed as a machinist for Jennison Corporation in Carnegie. He was preceded in death by his father and first wife Elaine. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Betty Collier Idler Shaffer; sons Michael Shaffer (Gretchen) and Ken Shaffer (April); daughters Brenda Shaffer, Katrina Jamnik (Brian), Jessica Parsons (Kenny), and Ericka Idler; “adopted” daughter Rachel Wilson; grandchildren Nate, Ryan, Alana, Justus, Juliana, Rosey, Melody, Zachory, Tobey, Melina, Elijah, and Sydney; sister Susan Wadrose (Pete). There will be a memorial service at a later date to be announced at Calvary Assembly Church in Irwin. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Suzanne McClure

January 31, 2024 |

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

Suzanne McClure, age 77 of North Huntingdon died January 31, 2024 at Brookdale Murrysville. She was born September 15, 1946 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Edward and Ethel Bilak Zurich. Suzanne was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville. She enjoyed maintaining friendships, traveling and was a role model to many. Suzanne lit up a room when she entered. She was a fashion icon who enjoyed organizing, decorating and volunteering in Irwin. She was the loving Aunt to Greg Zurich and his wife Maria and their son Gino Zurich. She is survived by one brother, Edward Zurich, the Kovac cousins, Zoe, Jeff, Lori and Lynn, the Bilak cousins Mark , Shawn, Terri and numerous other cousins, longtime friends, Bonnie, Pat, Jane, Ken, the Dupree's and the DeLallo's. Friends and relatives will gather on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be bade to a local animal charity of one's choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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