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Kevin P. Shea

November 13, 2019 |

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

Kevin P. Shea, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019.  He was born January 23, 1955 in Pennsylvania, son of the late Philip and Roberta L. Shea.  Kevin was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Montrose Shea; stepdaughter, Heather Schlosser and her husband, Jonathan; sister, Terri Smart; grandsons, Gunnar and Rainer Schlosser.  There will be no public visitations.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas M. Gehm

November 11, 2019 |

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

Thomas M. Gehm, age 82 of Confluence, formerly of North Huntingdon died November 10, 2019. He was born June 7, 1937 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late William E. and Ester Griffith Gehm. Prior to his retirement, Tom was employed as a veterinary technician and U.S. Steel in Homestead where he was the group leader expeditor. . He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne in 2004, 5 brothers, Robert, Stephen, Ralph, William and Louis Gehm, one sister Ester Pomycalla. He is survived by his wife Zhang Xiaofeng daughters, Ranelle Roth (Wib),  Tommie McLaughlin (Robert), one brother, Michael Salai, one sister, Suzanne Bixler, 3 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. with additional visitation Wednesday from 10:30 -11 a.m. followed by entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery .www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Theodore A. Smith

November 08, 2019 |

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

Theodore A. Smith, 91 of North Huntingdon died November 7, 2019 at Walden's View. He was born January 2, 1928 in Mckeesport, a son of the late John and Louise Almsmith Smith. Theodore was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a machinist  for PDQ Tool and  Die and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Caulfield Smith, two brothers, Millard and William, one sister, Dorothy Wilson.He is survived by a son, Theodore A. Smith(Patricia), daughter, Sharon L. Polovina Thomas) grandchildren, Brandon (Michelle) Polovina, Jennifer (Robert) Mallory, Kellynn (Matthew) Krinock, Nathaniel and Trevor Smith;  great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jordyn and Noah.  Friends will be received from 3- 7 p.m. on  Sunday  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Private Interment Tuesday at 11 a.m. at  Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Mary Jane Serra

November 07, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane Serra, age 84 of North Huntingdon and Greensburg died November 6, 2019 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She was born July 22, 1935 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jesse and Vanda Falkosky Deemer. Mary Jane enjoyed crafts, painting, arts, cruises and travel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Serra. She is survived by four daughters Adale Flores (Mike), Jessica Nigra (Paul), Natalie Smith, Charise Hess (Rob), one sister Donna Grifana (Phillip), 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa Saturday 1-4 p.m. followed by a service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Tuesday 1 p.m. at Westmoreland Memorial Park. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Albert P. Papula

November 07, 2019 |

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

Albert P. Papula, age 67 of North Huntingdon died November 5, 2019. He was born April 20, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Albert and Marianne Micklos Papula. Albert was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirate fan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, self employed as a Cryogenics Engineer and a graduate of Norwin Class of 1970. He is survived by his wife Beth Andolina Papula, two sons , Andrew (Jenna), Keith (Deanna) and one daughter Taylor Papula, brother, Gene (Christa) Papula, sister Marianne Papula, 4 grandchildren, Kane, Kora, Sylas and Jackson.

 
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Patricia Rae DeLeo

November 04, 2019 |

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

Patricia Rae DeLeo, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019.  She was born May 18, 1934 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late James and Dolly (Moyer) O'Neill.  Pat was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Penns Wood Civic Association and enjoyed playing cards, visiting the casino and loved baking nut rolls.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic DeLeo; daughter, Donna Lee Tamilia; stepmother, Teresa Halliwell; brothers, William and James O'Neill; sisters, Dorothy Skonetzni and Gloria Lyons.  She is survived by her son, John Lee and his wife, Janet; daughters, Darlene Leader and her husband, William and Diane Clem and her husband, Jeff; son-in-law Joe Tamilia; grandchildren, Adam Tamilia, William Jr. (Courtney) and Dominic Leader, Alexa and Linda Lee, Nathan and Joel Kremer; Rachel Law (Cody, Peyton and Connor) and Madison Griffin (Adam); and countless loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  The family would like to thank Pat's amazing caregivers and UPMC Hospice who took such great care of her.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Sally A. Burk

November 01, 2019 |

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

Sally A. Burk, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born December 15, 1932 in North Huntingdon, daughter of the late J. Audley and Ellabell (Buzzard) Miller.  Sally was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Jeannette, and enjoyed crafting, baking and gardening.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Burk and daughter, Nancy Burk.  She is survived by her son, Robert Burk and his wife, Laura; daughter, Janet Norton and her husband, David; three grandchildren, Megan (JW) Lattimer, Katie (Cody) Frick; Jennifer Norton; and one great-granddaughter, Abigail Lattimer.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment private in Brush Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Pittsburgh Chapter in memory of Sally.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dr. Robert E. Beranek

November 01, 2019 |

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

Dr. Robert E. Beranek, 88, of North Huntingdon Township, died on October 31, 2019.  He was born June 3, 1931 in the village of Central, East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Charles and Anna Beranek.  Dr. Beranek obtained a Bachelor's Degree with high honors from St. Vincent College in 1953.  He was a veteran, having served twenty seven months in the US Army between 1953 and 1955.  Following military service, he earned a Master's Degree in Political Science from Fordham University and a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Beranek taught in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University for 35 years.  While teaching a wide array of courses, his primary interests lie with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.  When teaching Eastern Europe, Dr. Beranek placed special emphasis on the two countries from where his grandparents had originated, namely the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  Widely acclaimed as an excellent lecturer, he received a Student Government Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He retired as a Professor Emeritus of Political Science.  Dr. Beranek was a member of the American Political Science Association and the Pennsylvania Political Science Association.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Beranek, and a sister, Elsie Hapchuk.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty (Miller) Beranek of North Huntingdon; two sons, Robert A. Beranek and his wife, Pamela, of North Huntingdon; David E. Beranek and his wife, Tina, of Virginia; and a daughter, Lynn T. Vita and her husband, Charles, of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren, Leanndra, Lindsay, Matthew, Michael, Mikayla, Jonathon; two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Layla; sister, Marian Kitta, of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nephews and nieces.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1570 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.   Interment will follow in the Irwin Union Cemetery, Memorial donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA  15626.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kathleen Bauer

October 30, 2019 |

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

Kathleen Nurse Bauer , 101 passed away Friday, October 25. 2019 at Transitions Health Care Center.  She was born January 7, 1918 in Cornwall, England and was a longtime resident of McKeesport.  Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents William and Lilian Nurse, husband, Louis, sons Louis Jr, James, Robert and Jeffrey, grandson Eric, daughter-in-law, Jane, sister Lillian and brother James.  She is survived by daughter in laws, Charlotte and Marjorie,  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Kathleen will be remembered for her kindness and generosity by all the hearts she touched.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 


Genevieve H. Marsh

October 30, 2019 |

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

Genevieve H. Marsh, 94, of Mars, formerly of North Huntingdon, died October 29, 2019 at RoseCrest Assisted Living, Mars, Pa. She was born June 25, 1925 in Helvetia, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Burkowski) Malewicz. Genevieve was a florist for the former Irwin Floral. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, a longtime member of Greenridge Garden Club, Jacktown Ride & Hunt Club, and volunteered at the Greensburg Garden Center. She was an excellent seamstress and also enjoyed making crafts especially Christmas ornaments and beautiful Christmas stockings for each of her grandchildren. She was infamous for her meatloaf, potato salad, blonde brownies and red velvet cake. She loved polka music and spending time at the family camp in Chautauqua County, N.Y. sitting outside on the porch watching the birds, swatting flies and playing skat with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Marsh; brothers, Stanley and Chester Malewicz; and sisters, Leona Bigney and Josephine Barr. She is survived by her son, Chet Marsh and his wife, Sheryl; daughters, Constance Allwine and her husband, Ken, Lee Burkhart and her husband, Ron "Zippy"; grandchildren, Kathy Dowdy, Ken (Eilleen) Allwine, Brett Allwine, Gary (Cayce) Hoenshel, Ashlee (James) Landreth, Jacquelyn (John) Lojek, Nichole Marsh; 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, 4 nieces dear to her heart, Darlene, Genevieve, Linda and Cheryl. Visitation Friday 4-8 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Blessing service Sat 10 a.m in the funeral home chapel. Interment Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the entire staff at RoseCrest Bright Star Care and her three nurses, Loretta, Stephanie and Rebecca, and Quality Ambulance Service for the wonderful service they provided for Genevieve over the past 2 years. They were amazing. Donations to Quality Ambulance 222 Brickyard Road, Mars, Pa. 16046 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


JoAnn E. Gaudino

October 29, 2019 |

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

JoAnn E. Gaudino, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  She was born, July 12, 1941 in Latrobe, daughter of the late George and Eva (Rady) Gubanich.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish.  JoAnn worked as a team member at the Norwin Towne Square McDonalds as well as a housecleaner for many years.   JoAnn enjoyed bowling, golfing and cooking for her family.  In her most recent years, JoAnn cherished her time with her husband winning at the casino, babysitting her grand pets, and spoiling her great-grandchildren and great-niece.  She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Peter Gaudino; son, Rick Gaudino and his wife, Margie; daughters, Michele Evans and her husband, Mark, Patti Andrison and her  husband, Geoff; brothers, George (Connie) Gubanich, Edward (Carol) Gubanich;  four grandchildren, Katie and Tony Gaudino, Jennifer and Patrick Evans; and two great-grandchildren, Vincent and Jordyn.  Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Blessing Service will follow at 12 noon.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rosemarie Dailey Moroney

October 28, 2019 |

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

Rosemarie Dailey Moroney, age 93 of North Huntingdon died Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Hempfield Manor.

She was born December 11, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pa,, a daughter of the late Oliver and Rosalia Babski Dailey. Rosemarie was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, where she previously volunteered at church bazaars and the school cafeteria. She was also a member of the Womens Democratic Club.

She is survived by one son Patrick (Andrea), two daughters, Maureen Beal (Hugh), Michelle Moroney, four grandchildren, Kelly and Colleen Moroney, Frank and Andrew Beal.

 

 
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Tyler Joe Ball

October 26, 2019 |

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

Tyler Joe Ball, 27, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 in Shadyside Hospital.  He was born, August 17, 1992 in Memphis, TN, son of Joe and Teresa (Brewer) Ball.  Tyler was a 2010 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School where he was a member of the Student Council and National Honor Society.  He earned his Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Supply Chain Management through the pharmacy department at Duquesne University.  He was employed by UPMC Pittsburgh and was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed golfing, baseball and fishing.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Martha Brewer; and paternal grandparents, Tom and Norma Ball.  He is survived by his maternal grandfather, Otis Brewer; sister, Lauren Ball; uncle, David (Charlotte) Ball; cousin, Liz Robertson; and an amazing circle of friends.  Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Tyler.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert E. Herholz

October 24, 2019 |

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

Robert Herholz, 92, of Irwin, formerly of Penn, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019.  He was born February 10, 1927 in Penn, a son of the late Frank and Pearl (Anderson) Herholz.  Prior to his retirement, Robert was a grinder for Hockensmith Corp. and a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jean Barry Herholz.  He is survived by his children, Michael Herholz and his wife, Darlene, Pamela Ault and her husband, Robert, Susan Huffer and her husband, Keith, Terrie Baker and her husband, John; eight grandchildren, Mike Ault (Jenelle), Holly Herholz, Kelly Oates (Ike), Heidi Herholz, Jeannie Toth (Eric), John Huffer (Amy), Paul Bowman (Kali), Tyler Huffer (Amber); and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitation and services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Michael A. Chomanics Sr

October 23, 2019 |

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

Michael A. Chomanics Sr., 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  He was born October 12, 1938 in McKeesport, son of the late Michael and Julia Rebar Chomanics.  Prior to his retirement, Michael was a custodian for Norwin School District. Michael enjoyed woodworking and was previously self employed as a custom cabinet maker. He also enjoyed sightseeing and casino trips with his wife. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha M. Chomanics; brothers, Stephen and Paul Chomanics.  He is survived by his sons, Michael Chomanics and his wife, Laura and Mark Chomanics and his wife Suzanne; granddaughter, LeeAnn (Brandon) Meyer; and great-grandchildren, Vincent, Francis and Lillian.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Funeral Mass  Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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