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John M. Santoro

September 15, 2019 |

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

, age 86 of North Huntingdon died September 14, 2019 at home. He was born October 12, 1932  in Waterbury, Connecticut, a son of the late Michael and Anna Maria D'Anella. John was a member of St. Agnes Church.Prior to his retirement, he was employed by CMS East as a counselor and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Joseph. Anthony, Carmen and Danny, two sisters, Rose Santoro, Sue VanBuren, an infant brother and friends Roland and Guy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Przybyla, son Michael (Rhonda), two daughters, Charlene Santoro, Carla (Joseph) Deitrich, brother Vito, grandchildren, Emma, Alyssa, Jack and Lily, great grandchildren Evelyn, Oscar and Audrey, special nephew, Roy Jr and life long friends, Sammy and Peachy.  Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon,Pa 15642 Tues 2-4,6-8 p.m. Service Wednesday 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Westmoreland Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Helen S. Buckholz

September 13, 2019 |

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

Helen S. Buckholz, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019.  She was born, January 16, 1925 in Ottawa, WV, wife of the late Edward Buckholz.  Prior to her retirement, Helen was a collator for Paper Craft and an avid gardener.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, William and Alex Sebeni; sisters, Maria Nagy and Margaret Gallo.  She is survived by her three sons, Tim E. (Maggie) Buckholz, Garry M. (Cheryl) Buckholz and William A. (Effie) Buckholz; daughter, Suzanne (David) Ulakovic; grandchildren, Adrienne (Neil) Devlin, Michael Buckholz, Peter (Arianna) Buckholz, Phillip (Breonna) Buckholz, Christine (Jason) Baverso, Shelly Buckholz, Russell (Anna Jean) Buckholz, Joseph (Kristen) Ulakovic, Carrie (Don) Ulakovic Lee, Dana Ulakovic, Justin and Carley Buckholz; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, LaVerne Corwin; and nieces and nephews.  Visitation 1 to 8 p.m., Sunday, James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Service Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Charles H. Dreer

September 04, 2019 |

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

Charles H. Dreer, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at UPMC East.  He was born, July 20, 1927 in McKeesport, a son of the late Webster and Pearl (Maurer) Dreer.  Prior to his retirement, Charles  was  employed by General Motors Fisher Body with over 30 years of dedicated service, and a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  He was a member of Park Baptist Church, Versailles where he served on the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, McKeesport.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet  Clawson Dreer; son, Charles J. Dreer; daughters, Claudia O'Lear and Jodene Dreer; brothers, Ronald Dreer, Kenneth Summit and Bernard Summit.  He is survived by his son, William (Denise) Dreer; daughters, Beth (Carl) DeValkeneer, Brenda (Richard) Stinner; daughter-in-law, Joyce Dreer;  sister-in-law, Geraldine Dreer; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30  a.m. in Park Baptist Church, Versailles, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Park Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 749 Center Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Ellen Welsh

September 03, 2019 |

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

Mary Ellen Welsh, 88, of North Huntingdon, peacefully passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at her home.  She was born December 10, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Fichera) Durante.  Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren and other family members.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Welsh; and sister, Margaret Novak.  She is survived by her two sons, Joseph Welsh and his wife, Frederica and Robert Welsh; brother, Robert Durante; sister, Rose Chomanics; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Rob, Elizabeth and Nicholas.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert Rose

August 30, 2019 |

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

Robert Rose, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at UPMC East.  He was born September 23, 1928 in Larimer, PA.  Prior to his retirement, Bob was a lineman for Bell Telephone.  He enjoyed model trains, antique cars and was a member of a drum and bugle corps.  Bob was preceded in death by his grandson, Tony Alcott.  He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Warren Rose; sons, Robert Alcott and his wife, Rhonda and Alan Alcott; grandchildren, Robert Alcott and his fiancee, Amy; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Alexis, Dominic and McKenzie Alcott.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon,  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald J. Henry

August 28, 2019 |

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

Donald James Henry, Born December 14, 1932, passed away August 27, 2019 with his daughter Luette and son-in-law Bobby by his side. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years Donna Mae (Baker) Henry; parent's John and Margaret Henry, brother's Wilfred (Billy), John, Ralph, Robert, and Philip Henry.
He is survived by his daughter, Luette (Bobby) Sharpe, son, Donald (Connie) Henry, daughter, Amy (Lori Ruffner) Henry; granddaughter, Sara (Zachary Van Allen) Henry, grandson, Joshua (Sarah) Henry; granddaughter, Jamie Henry; great grandson, Wyatt Henry; and his sister's, Maureen and Patricia Henry. Don worked at Roy C. Price Ironworks that became Wheaton and Sons for 55 years. He was an avid gardener and card player. His vegetables were the highlight of summer for many family friends and strangers. Don was the mayor of SWHYKGT for 43 years. He was the oldest living member of The Italian Brotherhood of Guffey Club and a member of the Italian Miners Society. Don loved football. He played for the McKeesport Tigers and was honored by the school for his time playing. He loved Friday night football games at Norwin and McKeesport. He made an impact on everyone he loved and met along the years. He will be truly missed. By the way, as Don said, "Glad I saw ya."
Friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist church in White Oak. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

 


Mary Lou "M.L." Reed

August 27, 2019 |

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

Mary Lou "M.L." Reed age 95 of North Huntingdon was relieved of her pain when she got the call to pass through the gates of heaven on   August 27, 2019 while residing at the Grove of Irwin. She was born March 13, 1924 in Luxor a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Urchick. Prior to her retirement, Mary Lou was  formerly employed by Westinghouse Electric where she met her husband. She was the manager of three soup and sandwich shops and later employed by Jeannette Glass.  Mary Lou was a woman of many talents.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald. She is survived by five daughters, Marilyn Yates, Cathy Reed, Beverly Kuhn (Robert), Deborah Green (Earnest) , Ronna Vojnovich (Dorian) two brothers, Paul Urchick (Becky), Mike Urchick (Barb), two sisters, Martha Shimshock, Rose Kepich, 9 grandchildren, Autumn Gaucin (Aaron), Marla Watt (Ryan), Morgan Yates (Chris Wharton), Khrystian Bedard (Raymond), Nakita Vojnovich, Lindsey and Jesse Kuhn, Ian Green (Ariunaa), Natasha Vojonovich, 9 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 1-6 p.m. with a service to be held at 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


"D.J." Duane John Proctor

August 27, 2019 |

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

"D.J." Duane John Proctor, 56, of Jeannette, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  He was born May 18, 1963 in Jeannette, a son of the late Duane S. and Katherine (Totin) Proctor.  D.J. was a chef and a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting.  He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Proctor;  son, Cody (Amber) Proctor; stepson, Joshua Craig and his fiancee, Nicole; brother, Michael (Sandy) Proctor; and uncle, Bud Totin.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Church of the Nazarene, 110 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Soltis

August 26, 2019 |

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

Mary Soltis, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019.  She was born June 13, 1922 in Skrabske, Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Halkova) Kacvinsky.  Mary was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church where she was past president of the women's club and was involved with the fundraising for the church.  She embraced her Slovak heritage and was a member of the GCU and enjoyed cooking delicious  traditional Slovak dishes and desserts for her family and friends.  She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all those lives she touched with her gentleness, love and devotion.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nicholas Soltis; and beloved sons, John and Paul Soltis.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary Bezick and her husband, James, Ann Dole and her husband, Darrell;  son, Michael Soltis and his wife, Terri; grandchildren, Denine (Eddie) Clouse, Denise Bezick-Hume, Kristine (Jason) Mong, Danielle (Paul) Baker, Summer Soltis, Matthew (Ashley) Dole and Lindsay Soltis and her fiance, Dan Moore; great-grandchildren, Sara (Evelyn) Clouse, Nicholas, Jordan Clouse, Elizabeth and Wyatt Hume, Emily and Raymond Baker, Ethan McCoy,  Emma and Caleb Dole; and numerous nieces and nephews in Slovakia.  Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Parastas service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9:30 - 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon A Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church in memory of Mary.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia C. Greene

August 25, 2019 |

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

Patricia C. Greene, 76 of North Huntingdon died August 24, 2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital. She was born May 2, 1943 in Wilkinsburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Norman and Agnes Ward Carney.  Prior  to retirement she was a Realtor  for Century 21. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Robert Carney. Patricia enjoyed playing bingo, trips to the Atlantic City Casinos, and reading.  She is survived by her husband Lowell, a son Lowell  (Miranda), two daughters Connie (Ronnie) Kelch and Jennifer Barron.  Seven Grandchildren Amanda (Jake), David, Justin, Eddie, Tommy, Dylan, and Henry. The family will celebrate her life with a private memorial service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Autism Speaks at  act.autismspeaks.org.  Arrangements by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Carole L. Bonner

August 22, 2019 |

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

Carole L. Bonner, 75, of Sewickley Township, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Beltz.  Carole was a graduate of McKeesport High School and owner of her beauty shop in her house in Port Vue.  Her and her husband, Thomas, were foster parents for 10 years.  She loved walking at Indian Lake in the summer and riding on the mower cutting grass and was a member of SOAR US Steel.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Renee Bonner; brothers, Carl Jr. and William Beltz.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Bonner; sons, Thomas D. Bonner Jr. and his fiancee, Andrea; two grandchildren, Leah Marie Bonner and Venessa Ballough; and five great-grandchildren.  She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Judy Mollozzi; brother-in-law, Dr. Ronald Bonner and his wife, Diane and their sons, Jason and Joshua; numerous nieces and nephews, Paula, Dean, Mark, Melissa, Jennifer and Carl.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. James F. Bump officiating.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Carole.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Elmer Thomas Honick

August 21, 2019 |

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

Elmer Thomas Honick, 66, of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  He was born December 26, 1952 in McKeesport, son of the late Joseph and Florence (Randolph) Honick.  Prior to his retirement, Elmer was a heavy equipment mechanic and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Charles, James; and sister, Ruth.  He is survived by his son, Ryan Honick and his wife, Sanya; brothers, Joseph, Theodore and Kenneth; sisters, Karen, Ethel, Kathy and Grace.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nicholas Karlovich

August 20, 2019 |

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

Nicholas Karlovich, age 89 of Oakdale, Pa died August 19, 2019 at Concordia in Monroeville. He was born February 10, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Rudolph and Danica Karlovich. Nicholas was a hardworking construction worker. He was a proud member of the Masons, veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War and had a heart of gold. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Pauline, an infant son, David Michael, and ten brothers and sisters. He is survived by his niece Denise Pochan, grand nephew Michael and grand niece Melissa. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Thursday from 6-8 p.m during which time a funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. . Private interment at Greene County Memorial Park. Because of his love of children and animals, memorial contributions may be made to a children's or pet charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com .

 


Kathleen L. McKeown

August 16, 2019 |

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

Kathleen L. McKeown, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019.  She was born April 12, 1956 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Bell) Russi.  Kathleen was a graduate of Peters Township High School Class of 1974, and  loved to read and enjoyed making crafts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, D.J. McKeown; and daughter, Dana Lynn McKeown.  She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, David McKeown; brothers, Robert Russi, Brian Russi and his wife, Lisa;  Carol Dempsey and her husband, Joseph, Cheryl McIntyre and her husband, Danny; father-in-law, Eugene McKeown and his wife, Fran.  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.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in South Versailles Cemetery, Coutler, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Lions Club for further assistance for the Blind. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mae Emily Anischenko

August 15, 2019 |

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

Mae Emily Anischenko, 85, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born, May 11, 1934 in Duquesne, daughter of the late Emil and Helen (Sveda) Anischenko.  Prior to her retirement, Mae was a nurses aid and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and AARP.  She is survived by her two brothers, Philip Anischenko and his wife, Elena and Paul Anischenko; sister, Pauline Nagy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Russian Cemetery, West Mifflin.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mae.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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