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James A. Duncan Jr

May 19, 2022 |

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

James A. Duncan Jr., 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  He was born June 7, 1942 in Mckeesport,  a son of the late James A. and Eleanor F. (Steele) Duncan. Jim was a member of The Church in Sutersville. He was a strong man of faith and had a deep passion for playing his guitar in the church choir. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed both hunting and fishing.  Jim was a self employed plasterer for Duncan Brothers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James, his brother Robert Duncan, his sister, Donna Hoder .He is survived by his wife, Gerry Noah Duncan, three daughters, Patty Barrett (Harold), Sharon Diable (David),  and Bonnie Bartos, one brother, Conrad Duncan (Lisa) , three grandchildren, Rebecca Schapira, Rachelle Barrett, Bryan Bartos, two great grandchildren, Hailey and Emily. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at The Church in Sutersville with Pastor Frank Rocco officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the The Church in Sutersville. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


I. Duane Kucera

May 16, 2022 |

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

Sgt. I. Duane Kucera, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 5, 1951 in McKeesport, son of the late Irvine and Dorris (Mull) Kucera.  Prior to his retirement Duane was a police officer for North Huntingdon Township with 40 years of dedicated service. 

Duane served as K-9 officer, head of the traffic department and Emergency Response Team and was a member of Hartford Heights Vol. Fire Dept, as well as many other organizations.  He was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of '69, served as North Huntingdon Township Commissioner from 2016-2020, and was a member of Allegheny Valley Lodge 39 F.O.P. 

Duane was a "jack-of-all-trades" and enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and friends at their camp on the Allegheny River.  

Duane fought a long hard battle with cancer, but never lost his sense of humor, remained quick witted and was always telling a joke or two.  He was a friend to everyone and always willing to help and offer advice.  His angels on earth now have a guardian angel in heaven.

 
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Kathryn M. Murphy

May 10, 2022 |

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

Kathryn Murphy, 80, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born December 1, 1941 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Floyd and Hilda (Overly) Altzinger.  Kathryn enjoyed cooking and shopping.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Murphy; sons, Donald Jr. and Floyd; and daughter, Debbie Murphy.  She is survived by her sons, Ronald, Roger and his wife, Maureen, Dale, Ricky and Billy; daughter, Elizabeth Hertzog and her husband, Dennis; daughters-in-law, Denise and Teri; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  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  15642.  Interment to follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg. The family would like to thank Dr. DeGregory and Pro Medica for all their care and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pro Medica / Heartland Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Phyllis J. Brown

May 09, 2022 |

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

Phyllis Brown went home to be with her God and Saviour on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Phyllis was loved by all who knew her.  She was the beloved wife to her husband, Jim, and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to a family who adored her.  She was a former member of Miller United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school, and was active in the ladies craft group and fundraising dinners.  She most recently was a member of Calvary Chapel in Greensburg and enjoyed the women's bible study group and preparing morning coffee with her sisters in Christ.  Phyllis battled with dementia and was lovingly cared for during her last months by the wonderful staff at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Phyllis (Ray) Peck; sister, Carol (Peck) Williams, husband, James Brown; and granddaughter, Amanda Brown.  She is survived by her children, Deborah Connelly, Richard Brown, and Aaron (Tamarah) Brown; sister, Barbara Rokasky; grandchildren, Jamie Fitzgerald, Jarrett Brown and Hannah Brown; and great-grandchildren, Jesse, Jordan, Kai-Wen and Violet.    Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Clarence R. (Butch) Blake Jr.

May 04, 2022 |

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

Clarence R. (Butch) Blake Jr., 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born December 23, 1935, a son of the late Clarence R. and Freeda (Burr) Blake. Prior to his retirement, Butch was an electrician for National Tube Works of USX. He was a "jack-of-all-trades" and mastered them all. He was a champion roller skater and ran the Rainbow Gardens Roller Rink for his parents. Butch was also fond of animals and taking care of them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Blake; and sister, Natalie (Raymond) Thomas; grand nephews, Robert McDowell and Michael McDowell. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy (Parizek) Blake; nieces, Linda (Robert) McDowell, Lianne (Ginger Fontaine) Parizek, Lori Anne (Todd) Blake Price; grand nephews, Aiden and Grayson Price; sister-in-law, Virginia; special friends, Melissa and Leianna Vaughan; and special thanks to all the dear friends and neighbors who made Butch's life so happy. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will follow at noon. Interment will be private in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Westmoreland County, 106 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 or any animal shelter of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth Raymond Youngerman

May 03, 2022 |

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

Kenneth Raymond Youngerman, 50, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born June 5, 1971 in McKeesport, a son of Hilda (Brown) Youngerman and the late Kenneth Youngerman.  Kenneth worked as a plumber and was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and a member of St. Agnes.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Ann.  He is survived by his sisters, Jennifer and Amy Youngerman.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service will take place at 6:30 p.m  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ann P. Kelley

April 27, 2022 |

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

Ann P. (ChiChi) Pesto Kelley, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  She was born June 15, 1938 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John Paul and Josephine (Pearl) Pesto.  Ann was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore D. Kelley Jr.; grandsons, Joshua, Aiden and Sean; sisters, Theresa Kyle and Patricia Gregory; and grandson-in-law, Justin Roycroft.  She is survived by her children, Theodore D. Kelley III and his wife, Lisa, Anthony Kelley, Colleen Plank, Jeanie Coleman and Lynn Kelley; sisters, Mary Lou Mohan and Barbara Novak; grandchildren, Janet, Shawn (Jen), April (Bill), Joseph (Melissa), Nicole, Jarred, Bethany (James), Devin, Stephanie (JT), Rhiannon, Dean, Colton; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Lily, Mia, Alison, Haley, Cassandra, Brandon, Cayden, Trevor, Harper, Hudson, Keelan; and family friend, Donald Pyle.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Onofrey

April 25, 2022 |

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

Joseph Onofrey, age 91, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022. Joseph was born on November 3, 1930 in Monessen, PA and graduated from Duquesne High School as class president and where he met his wife of 65 years. Because of his passion to serve our country, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his Masters of Business Administration Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Joseph was dedicated as LRA Plant Manager of Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh. He was an excellent public speaker and member of Toastmasters International.

Joe was a devout member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and served as Parish Council President, lector and proud to be founder of The Men’s Club. He especially enjoyed Cinnamon Roll Sundays and Family Pirate Baseball games.

 
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Thomas O. Tomko

April 24, 2022 |

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

Thomas O. Tomko, 75, of Irwin passed away Saturday, April 23. 2022 at his home.  He was born January 25, 1947 in McKeesport, a son of the late Sylvester and Alma (Rothrauff) Tomko.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a maintenance worker for Banko Industrial Park and a veteran of the US Navy having served in Vietnam.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion 359, Shafton Fire Hall and Italian Club.  He is survived by his wife, Linda (Shula) Tomko; sons, Vincent (Jennifer) Tomko, TJ (Carrie) Tomko, Bradley (Kelly) Tomko; daughter, Jamie (Adam) Cook; stepson, Justin (Shannon) Denney; brother, Gregory Tomko; sister, Susie; grandchildren, Wade, Tyler, John, Alex, Grace, Bradley and Mikey.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Military honors will be performed at 8 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 359 Irwin.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Evelyn Ann Mendt

April 18, 2022 |

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

Evelyn Ann Mendt, 75, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022, at UPMC East Hospital. She was born January 5, 1947, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Norma Auth of Penn Hills. Evelyn was a faithful member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. Lynn was a devoted mother who lovingly raised her children with her late husband, Richard. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. She was a member of the East Suburban Friendship Club, Inc. Surviving are her three children, Susan (Grey) Valenta of Fayetteville, Georgia, Shawn (Nina) Mendt of Wexford, Pennsylvania and Shannon (David) Dalton of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Lynn was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, Grayson, Taylor, Kylie, Justin, Delaney, Nicole, Brooke, and Kelsey. Lynn’s death is preceded by her husband Richard Mendt and siblings William Auth, Michael Auth, and Susan Auth. She is also survived by two siblings: Beverley (Larry) Sites, Lesley (David) Fisher, and sisters-in-law Ginny Auth, Deborah Auth and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 510 Pellis Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


George J. Pilipovich

April 16, 2022 |

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

George Pilipovich of North Huntingdon, PA passed peacefully on the morning of April 16th, 2022 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born August 9th, 1955 to the late George and Emma Jean (Gongaware) Pilipovich, he was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and neighbor who enjoyed music, driving his Chevy trucks, quality time with family, and celebrating his Serbian heritage. George was a natural born helper and life- long learner. He was always quick to lend a hand and possessed a deep wealth of knowledge which he imparted on so many (and regularly used to win nightly living room Jeopardy! competitions with his wife and daughter). His knowledge was gained in part by his lifetime of diverse careers and projects including but certainly not limited to machining, volunteer firefighting, and home and automotive handiwork.  George is survived by his wife Cindy (Marion) Pilipovich, daughter Pam Pilipovich, sister Penny Pilipovich and partner Bob Campbell, sister Marcy (Pilipovich) and husband Jim Burgess, nephew and godson AJ Bergman, and sister-in-law Linda Proctor. He is proceeded in death by brother Jack Proctor.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  The family requests that friends and family please wear masks while visiting.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in George’s honor to Family Hospice, part of UPMC, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA and/or St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Monroeville.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


M. Grace Lawther

April 11, 2022 |

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

M. Grace Lawther, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022 at home.  She was born November 25, 1928 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late George and Mildred (Ritenour) Briggs.  Grace was a member of Miller United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, making plastic canvas crafts and spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Lawther, brothers, William and George Briggs, sisters, Sarah Dixon and Stella Anthony.  She is survived by her son, William Lawther and his wife, Cathy; daughters, Cynthia Lazar and her husband, John, Amy Pavsek and her husband, Scott; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miller United Methodist Church, North Versailles, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kevin E. Tinsley Sr.

April 11, 2022 |

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

Kevin E. Tinsley Sr., 48, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022.  He was born December 30, 1973, a son of Cheryl L. DiBiase (Andy) and the late Herold Tinsley.  Kevin was a truck driver and enjoyed riding his Harley.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Bennett) Tinsley; sons, Kevin Jr. (Kayla), John, Zachery (Sami), Liam; daughters, Meegan, Cirra; brothers, Timothy Pugh, Robert DiBiase Jr. (Doug Marciniak), Jason Tinsley (Jennifer); sister, Rebecca Boss (Kyle); numerous grandchildren; mother-in-law, Maureen Toomey; and best friend, Paul Kovac.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Martin A. Lyons Jr.

April 10, 2022 |

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

Martin A. Lyons Jr., 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Saturday, April 9, 2022 at home. He was born July 14, 1939 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Martin and Margaret Ann (Hugo) Lyons. Prior to his retirement, Martin was a self-employed contractor and a member of St. Agnes Parish. He was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '57 and was part of the McDonalds Breakfast Club Plugger's. He enjoyed riding his quad in the woods, hunting, camping and coon hunting. Marty assisted in canine police dog training and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael, brothers, John, Larry and Eugene, and sister, Helen Bouldin. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Morrison) Lyons; sons, Marty (Stephanie Botti); daughters, Beth (Brett) Lyons-Sternburger, Patricia (Logan) Caswell; brothers, Tom, Joseph and Danny Lyons, sisters, Mary Jo Batley, Margie Warden and Cecelia Marie Lyons; grandchildren, Zachary, Shannen (Dustin), Paige (David), Molly, Logan, Delaney, Jillian; and 4 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Martin “Marty” B. Wood

April 07, 2022 |

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

Martin “Marty” B. Wood, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Transitions Healthcare, Washington, PA. He was born January 8, 1958 in McKeesport, a son of the late Samuel and Harriett (Bjornberg) Wood. Martin was an electrical estimator for W.R. Casteel Chapman and CED Mosebach. He was a member of the Life Church, Greensburg and was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School, Class of ’75. He enjoyed skeet shooting, fishing and riding motorcycles. He is survived by his wife, Becky (Crossland) Wood; son, Aaron and his wife, Tracie; daughter, Alicia Walker and her husband, Rasman; grandchildren, Zayden and Gwendolyn. Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, 15642. Funeral service will take place on Monday in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All But Furgotten. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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