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Patrick Joseph Carney

January 22, 2020 |

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

Patrick Joseph Carney, 58 of Greensburg passed away January 21, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 31, 1961 in Pittsburgh, son of Terrance and the late Carole Winter Carney.  Patrick was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was employed in the construction industry by Savasta Construction, Biloxi, Mississippi.   In addition to his father he is survived by three brothers, Terrance (Tina) Carney, John Carney and Timothy Carney and two sisters, Patricia Aikins and Christine Radziwon (James) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  Services will be private.  Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc.  Memorial Contributions may be made to The Union Mission, 2217 Harrison Avenue, Latrobe PA, 15650 or at www.theunionmission.org.

 


Deborah L. Vasko

January 20, 2020 |

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

Deborah L. Vasko, age 68 of North Huntingdon died January 19, 2020 at Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital. She was born July 19, 1951 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Dolores Emert Senko. Deborah attended St. Stephens Church in North Huntingdon. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed crafts, jewelry making , cooking and music. She is survived by her beloved husband Daniel Vasko, two sons, Adam Vasko (Tina) and Matthew Vasko. A Divine Liturgy will be held Saturday, February 1  at 5:00 p.m. at St. Stephens Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Per Debbie's wishes,please do not send flowers. Memorials in remembrance of Deborah may be made to a charity of your choice or St. Stephens Church for Divine Liturgies. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Virginia Mikula

January 19, 2020 |

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

Virginia "Jean" Mikula, 89 of North Huntingdon died January 18, 2020 at The Grove at Irwin.  She was born November 27, 1930 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Mary Pamaibo Yagan.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church and enjoyed playing Bingo.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Mikula Sr. in 2013; daughter, Karen Clark and her husband Ted; and sister, Mary Louise Squires.  She is survived by her son Joseph Jr.  and his wife Shelly; daughter Susan Rhodes and her husband Lenny; sister, Pat Fredley; grandchildren, Geoff, Noel, Dawn, Melissa, Tara, Joseph, Nathan and Zachary; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on  Wednesday  from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jean E. Fitzpatrick

January 19, 2020 |

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

Jean E. Fitzpatrick, age 94 of North Huntingdon died January 17, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born June 8, 1925 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late D.J. and Elizabeth Biddlestone Roderick. Jean enjoyed golfing, traveling, cooking, pinochle, and was a lifelong bridge player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, baby boy Fitzpatrick; great-granddaughter Chloe; sister, Doris McDonough; niece and nephews, Betsy, David and Kevin. She is survived by three sons, William (Donna), Jack (JoAnn), Tom (Kathy); five grandchildren, Scott Fitzpatrick (Tammy), Kim McGauley (Eric), Meghan Fitzpatrick (James Lynch), Erin Fitzpatrick (Jeff Dyke), Katelyn Brady (Tim); 12 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Haleigh, Aubrianna, Chase, Chyler, Grady, Brinley, Kiera, Aubrey, Samuel, William and James; nieces and nephews, K.D., Margie, Judy, John and Mike, Patty, Sue, Mark; special friends, Cecelia, Danny, Kylie Sedlock. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday 4-8 pm. with additional visitation Saturday 9 a.m. 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a pet charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 


Thomas H. Spahr

January 19, 2020 |

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

Thomas H. Spahr, age 74 of North Huntingdon died January 18,2020 at his home. He was born May 23, 1945 in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Tom was the store manager of Miller Feed Store in Irwin for many years. He was the past president of the Norwin Lions Club, 11th Armored Calvary Association, Norwin VFW Post 781 and a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Miller,  He is survived by his wife Donna Dunkle Spahr, one daughter Maryah Spahr,one sister Bonnie Koury, brother in law Bill Miller, sister in law, Susan Dunkle, numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia L. Tucci Pollock

January 18, 2020 |

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

Patricia L. Tucci Pollock, 59, of Irwin, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.  She was born May 2, 1960 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mae (Piovesan) Tucci.  Patty enjoyed being outside doing yard work and tending to her flowers, going to the beach, playing cards and loved being with her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband, Dennis Pollock; son, Zach Pollock and his wife, Courtney; daughter, Misty Pollock; sisters, Barbie (Jerry) Gibasiewicz, Suzie (Kevin) Robinson; sisters-in-law, Connie Pollock and Patricia (Jerry) Freeman; brother-in-law, Karl (Colleen) Pollock; grandchildren, Savannah, Trinity, Beau; numerous nieces and nephews; and her fur babies.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Sophie Andrejkanic

January 17, 2020 |

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

Sophie Andrejkanic, 93, formerly of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020.  She was born April 28, 1926 in White Oak, a daughter of the late George and Anna Kitz.  Sophie was a member of AARP Versailles Chapter 9211, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, and former member of the Wilmerding YMCA.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Andrejkanic; sons-in-law, John Kostik and Robert L. Brown; brother John Kitz; and sister Annette Hoffman.   She is survived by her daughters, Jane Kostik and Carol Brown; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Linderman, Carrie (John) Page, Janet Landry, Robert M. Brown; great-grandchildren, Ava, Ethan, Joshua, Jacob, Jenna, Zachary, Tyler, Robert, Michael; and great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 2-8 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 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Philip A. Cramer

January 15, 2020 |

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

Philip A. Cramer, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  He was born June 3, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of the late Henry Philip and Clarice (Edwards) Cramer.  Prior to his retirement, Philip was employed by McDonalds and was an avid Steelers fan.  He enjoyed playing the bass and classical guitar, working on cars, and loved cats.  He is survived by his wife, Debora L. (Glunt) Cramer; and brother, Edward Cramer and his wife, Linda.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Bible Fellowship Church, 250 Brush Creek Road, Irwin, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

 


Donald E. Dudik

January 15, 2020 |

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

Donald E. Dudik, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born May 21, 1932 in Port Vue, son of the late Michael and Pearl (Klaja) Dudik. Prior to his retirement, Don was a pipe inspector for US Steel and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He enjoyed gardening, listening to Oldies music and was an avid Steelers fan. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Dudik; and son, Shawn Dudik. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Phillians and her husband David Jr.; son, Scott Dudik and his wife, Cathi; 3 grandchildren, Gage, Gavin and Cylee; sisters, Dolores Waskowitz, Linda Dudik and Cookie Marote. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home followed by entombment in New St. Joseph Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorothy M. Manzlak

January 15, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Ivan/Evans Manzlak, resident of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Glassport, born to the late George and Susan (Timura) Ivan of Glassport, died in her one hundredth year on January 15, 2020.  Graduated as the class Salutatorian, she was the last surviving member of Glassport High School Class of 1938. A member of the former Holy Trinity / St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in McKeesport, she was a past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity, was awarded the Diocese of Pittsburgh Ladies of Charity Service Award Medal, and founded the Holy Trinity Widows' Support Group.  She was a church choir member where the Salesian-published poem she wrote, "Night of Nights," was set to music and sung at midnight mass. She also served as Glassport's Judge of Election, was a Girl Scout Leader, a past president of the Glassport Women's Club, past secretary of the Pittsburgh District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and an active volunteer and board member of the former Glassport Public Library.  A resident of Redstone Highlands since 2013, she was known as the "poet" for her spiritual poems, several of which were published by the Salesians in their anthology books and booklets.  Much to her delight, two were chosen for the Salesian Golden Book of Poetry placed in the Vatican Library and several are posted on the Salesian website.  At Redstone, she formed many friendships among residents, staff, and caregivers. She considered each of them as additions to a loving family.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John (Munzie) Manzlak in 1981; a sister, Regina in 1920; half-sisters, Mary Gyurisin, Elizabeth Kushner and Elizabeth Maharik; half-brothers, George and Michael Ivan; son-in-law, Pete Riesberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is survived by daughters, Daria Riesberg of Alamo, CA and Dr. Audrey (Timothy) Quinlan of North Huntingdon; two grandchildren, Tara (Bill) Willenbrock of Chantilly, VA and Daniel (Deanna) Quinlan of Cranberry; one step-grandson, Derik Riesberg of CA; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Dr., Delmont, PA  15626, Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, or the charity of one’s choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


June Ann Long Gilmore-Koebler

January 09, 2020 |

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

June Ann Long Gilmore-Koebler, of Manor and Westmoreland City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Thanks to Pastor Glenn Meyers, of Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Westmoreland Manor A1 Floor, the staff, caregivers and nurses for their care and love to mom.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.
www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Giovanni Tommasi

January 07, 2020 |

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

Giovanni Tommasi, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020.  He was born, October 30, 1938 in Sicily, Italy, a son of the late Emanuele  and Rosa Tommasi.  Giovanni worked in the textiles manufacturing industry and was a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He enjoyed gardening, cooking and watching Italian soccer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Rosa Tommasi.  He is survived by his son, Elio Tommasi and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Rosa DeFeo and her husband, James; grandchildren, Gabby (Matt), Sabrina, Giovanni, James, Elaina and Elio; sisters, Lina Bonesio, Gina Tommasi, Giovanna Tommasi; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Bernard "Bernie" Edward Arndt

January 06, 2020 |

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

Bernard "Bernie" Edward Arndt, 77 years old, died of natural causes in his North Huntingdon home on January 5, 2020.  He was born on February 16, 1942, to Albert Leo Arndt and Bertha Ann Bachus Arndt.  Bernie proudly served in the Marine Corps for 4 years, stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and in Cuba where he received several medals and accommodations for good conduct, national defense service metal, rifle expert badge and pistol expert badge.  September 1968, Bernie married, the love of his life, Luanne "Lu" Nicole.  Bernie and Lu were the proud parents of one son, Richard "Richie" Arndt.  Bernie's work career included a long-term employment with Beckwith Machinery and Cleveland Brothers at their Murrysville site where he worked in computer programming and software troubleshooting.  Bernie loved to travel both nationally and internationally with his wife, as well as taking Lu antique shopping and to craft shows.  He also enjoyed taking his sister, Bridget, gambling.  He was a long-term resident of the Penns Woods community in North Huntingdon where he enjoyed sitting on his porch people watching and talking to the neighbors.  He also enjoyed supporting the many events sponsored by the Penns Woods Civic Association.  Bernie loved his family and his country.  He was known for his sarcastic sense of humor.  He is predeceased by his wife, Luanne; and his son Richie, as well as his siblings, Anna Mary Schwan, Joseph Arndt, Paul Arndt, Delores "Dee" Ley, and Walburga “Bridget” Arndt.  He is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.  Those who wish to remember Bernie in a special way are asked to make a donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Marine Corps Veterans Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Larry A. Bozick

January 02, 2020 |

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

Larry A. Bozick, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  He was born May 3, 1928 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Michael and Mary Bozick.  Prior to his retirement, Larry was a truck driver for Bettis and later worked for Lea's Flower Shop which he enjoyed, and was a veteran of the US Navy.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" A. Bozick.  He is survived by his daughter, Lori Pellegrino and her husband, Domenic; grandchildren, Anthony (Sommer) Pellegrino, Krystle (Anthony) Angrisani; great-grandchildren, Nickolas and Gianna Pellegrino.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas S. Vozar

December 31, 2019 |

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

Thomas S. Vozar, 91, of Pikesville, MD, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019.  He was born February 21, 1928 in East Pittsburgh, son of the late John and Susan (Smriga) Vozar.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a floor installer for Franklin Interiors, a member of Carpenters Union 1759,  a veteran of the US Army having served in Germany Post WWII and a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Garancsi) Vozar.  He is survived by his daughters, Debi Kiska and her husband, William, Tami Greenwalt and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Justin (Jessica) Kiska, Trey (Jaimie) Kiska; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Tucker.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.  A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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