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Betty J. Welsch

November 27, 2021 |

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

Betty J. Welsch, 90, of East McKeesport, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at Brookdale Sr. Living Center.  She was born, June 19, 1931 in East McKeesport, daughter of the late Sam and Allene (Small) Tietze.  Betty was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Braun P. Welsch on August 18, 2021; son, Dale; son-in-law, Lee Anson; and sistes, Lois Silianoff.  She is survived by her daughter, Roxanne Anson; daughter-in-law, Roberta Welsch; granddaughter, Kristen (Scott); one great grandchild, Tyler; and nephew, Barry Welsch and sister Carolyn Evans. There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circleville United Methodist Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Neil R. Murray

November 27, 2021 |

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

Neil R. Murray, 83 of North Huntingdon died November 27, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born February 4, 1938 in Connellsville, a son of the late Eugene and Betty Ohler Murray. Prior to his retirement Neil was employed by U.S. Steel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, enjoyed gardening, country music, biking and had an extensive movie collection. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence in 1998, one brother Ron Murray, two sisters, Thelma Ashcroft and Patricia Scott. He is survived by two sons, Ronald Murray and Raymond Murray (Danielle), one daughter, Elizabeth Thompson (Charles), one sister, Judy Viboch, 5 grandchildren, Tiffany Whitaker (Jeremiah), Michael Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Shayann Murray, Hailey Murray, one great grandchild, William Whitaker. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Sunday 2-4 p.m & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Irwin Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lupus foundation. www.shirleylfuneralhome.com.

 


Frank Henry Carney

November 26, 2021 |

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

Frank Henry Carney, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home.  He was born, February 3, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Walter and Lillian E. (Hawley) Carney.  Prior to his retirement, Frank worked for Mesta Machine Co., was the owner and operator of Frank Carney Construction and a veteran of the US Navy.  He was a graduate of Turtle Creek Sr. High School Class of 1959, life member of Hartford Heights VFD, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and loved his furry friend, Fergie.  In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Gigglio.  He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Schmidt) Carney; son, Frank W. Carney; daughter, Tonya Tucker; sisters, Carol (Arnie) Levine, Bobbie Pomykayla, Darlene Loeffler; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Nathan, Natasha, Mikaela; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mildred J. Pastor

November 25, 2021 |

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

Mildred J. Pastor (Potoma), of Penn Township, PA, formerly of Irwin and McKeesport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Forbes Hospital on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, when God decided it was time for the sweetest woman on earth to bring her light to heaven. Born November 26, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Brendza) Potoma. A retired Messenger Escort for McKeesport Hospital, and a member of the Teamsters Union 205, she was a parishioner of St. Agnes Parish where she celebrated her strong faith in God. “Millie” was an avid reader, loved playing cards, watching her game shows, especially Jeopardy, where she rarely missed a question, going to the casino, and above all spending time with her family. Prior to his death, she and her husband enjoyed spending time at their camp in Tionesta, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Ronald J Pastor, who passed away on March 23, 2020, and her 3 older sisters: Mary Mayernik, Helen Crammer, and Irene Casper. She will be dearly missed by her children; sons Robert (Kathy) Pastor, and Daniel (Lisa) Pastor, and daughters, Rhonda (Patrick) Quinlan, Marianne (Tom) Simko, and Sherry (Kevin) Kozlowski. Grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Joseph, Anthony, Christine, Jennifer, Tommy, Drake, Grant, Michael, and Steven, and 11 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Jack (Evelyn) Pastor, nieces, and nephews. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home , 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 on Friday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10A.M. at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rosemary C. Matibe

November 19, 2021 |

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

Rosemary C. Matibe, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Hempfield Manor.  She was born October 8, 1938 in Braddock, daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Krivansky) Cupak.  Prior to her retirement, Rosemary was a licensed practical nurse for Caritas Christi - Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and a member of Paintertown Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano and volunteering at her church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Richard and Jeffrey Matibe.  She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Matibe; son, Daniel Matibe and his wife, Yong Cha; daughters, Cynthia Caninzun and Suzanne Matibe; sister, Shirley Caulfield; grandchildren, Leeza, Aaron, Christopher, Michael, Diana, Amanda (Ben), Courtney; and great-grandchildren, Sofia, Thia, Scarlett and Robert.

 
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Hank Ryan Michalek

November 18, 2021 |

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

Hank Ryan Michalek, 9 days old, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born, November 6, 2021, in Pittsburgh, son of Ryan and Shelby (Haitz) Michalek. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Rochelle Rossey and James Haitz; and paternal grandparents, Ed and Vicki Michalek. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com 

 


Joanne L. (Lynn) Eaton

November 17, 2021 |

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

 
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Jakob Jude Moffatt

November 15, 2021 |

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

Jakob Jude Moffatt, born on February 15th, 2001, passed away at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh on November 14th, 2021. He was the loving son of Lisa and Lee Moffatt. He was the beloved older brother of Zachary, Zaria, and Gemma Moffatt. The precious grandson of Virginia and Michael Moritz and Patricia and the late Jere Moffatt. Jakob was born with the rare genetic disorder, Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2. He attended the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children for 17 years. While there, Jakob spent time with several of his friends and participated in many events which were highlighted by the annual Christmas musical. When not at school, Jakob would often be found sitting in his wheelchair in the kitchen or living room with his family watching his all-time favorite show, SpongeBob, or some of his other favorites like Dance Moms, Mr. Beast YouTube videos, and Arthur. If he wasn’t watching TV, he was walking his dog, Lucy, swimming in his pool, listening to music, playing with his favorite squishy toys, or attending one of his siblings’ sporting events. Jakob loved his frequent trips to amusement parks especially Hersheypark, Kennywood, and Disney World. Jakob was able to live such a full life in large part due to his many doctors, home care nurses, school staff, his longtime bus driver, Claudia, and lifelong pediatrician, Dr. Christine Patti. Jakob will be remembered for his big smile which could always be seen on his face throughout the number of challenges and hardships he came across. He made any room he was in a happier one.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 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 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in honor of Jakob Moffatt. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Charles A. Churley

November 15, 2021 |

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

Charles A. Churley, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born, September 6, 1941 in East Pittsburgh, son of the late Adam and Mary (Marko) Churley. Prior to his retirement, Charles was a mailman for the US Postal Service and a veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed fishing, camping and sitting by the campfire. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patti G. Churley. He is survived by his three daughters, Vickie Dinkel (Kevin), Chris Aiello (Scott), Kara Cella (Paul Jr.); sister, Judy Fekete; 5 grandchildren, Brittany (Salina Morgan), Kevin Jr. (Elizabeth), Anthony (Kayla), Krystal (Niko), Paul III (Elizabeth); and one great-grandchild, Memphis Bozich. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Memorial contributions may be made to All But Furgotten, 70 Carpenter Lane, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Margaret Lois Benty

November 12, 2021 |

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

Margaret Lois Benty, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at her home.  She was born, March 3, 1942 in Albany, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Tenney.  Prior to her retirement, Margaret was an aide at Baldock Healthcare Center and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.  She is survived by her husband, Gerald Benty; daughters, Sandra Queen and her husband, Keith, Carla Morrison and her husband, Tim and Christina Duran and her dog, Bella; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dana M. DeCecco

November 08, 2021 |

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

Dana Michael DeCecco, 72, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021.  He was born, March 11, 1949.  Dana was a free spirited proud Marine, jack-of-all trades, including contractor, painter, CTA and author.  Dana was also known as "Hammer", Pit Master, Karaoke King and captain of his ship by his friends at Yough Lake.  Dana was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy DeCecco of Wilkins Township; sister, Donna; and spouse, Rebecca.  He is survived by his three step children, Michelle, Angela and Robert; and one "princess" and several other grandchildren; siblings, Dennis (Robinn), Don Jr. (Janiene), Doreen (Thomas) Pasternak), Denise Gray; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.  Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patricia L. Haddock

November 05, 2021 |

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

Patricia L. Haddock, 84, of Sutersville, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born, January 5, 1937 in Gratztown, a daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (George) Farmer.  Patricia was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed cooking, bird watching, spending time with her grandchildren and was an animal lover.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Gary and Walter Farmer; and sister, Shirley Schwab. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William Haddock; sons, William (Ferne), Eugene, and Rodney (Robin); brother, Eugene (Louise ) Farmer; sisters, Helen (Gary) DeBarr, Donna (Robert) Farkas; grandchildren, Jessica (Chuck) Henson, Lucas Haddock, Derek (Erin) Haddock, Chelsea (Jonny) Blair, Kaitlin (Connor) Proctor, Dylan Haddock, Evan Haddock, Olivia Haddock; and nine great-grandchildren.   Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lowell T. Greene

November 04, 2021 |

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

Lowell T. Greene, 81 of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born June 12, 1940 in Lenoir, North Carolina a son of the late John and Vonnie Sturgill Greene. Prior to his retirement, Lowell was employed as a trouble shooter by Verizon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of North Huntingdon VFW Post 781, Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club and was an avid golfer.

 
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Christina “Chrissy” Bocan

November 04, 2021 |

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

Christina “Chrissy” Bocan, May 15, 1974-November 1, 2021. Chrissy Bocan was a powerful free spirit that valued her loved ones above all else. She was passionate about doing the right thing, helping those in need, and embracing life fully. Chrissy is survived by her mother, Anita Bocan, of North Huntingdon, PA, her brother Mike Bocan of Mt. Pleasant, PA, her son Hudson Fairclough-Stewart, of Concord, NH, her boyfriend David Fresch of North Huntingdon, PA, and countless loving friends, as well as her cousins, uncles, and aunts. She was preceded in death by her father George Bocan.

 
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Richard J. Gracik

November 02, 2021 |

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

Richard J. Gracik, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born, December 25, 1941 in Bronx, New York, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Krupa) Gracik.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was a steelworker for Bethlehem Steel.  He was a member of Calvary Church, Irwin and loved going shopping, cooking, caring for his wife and feeding the deer in his yard.  He is survived by his wife, Vera R. Diehl Beuten-Gracik; stepson, Jim Beuten and his wife, Cheryl; stepdaughter, Kathleen Kline and her husband, Harry; brothers, Vincent, David and Tom Gracik; grandchildren, Katie (David) Kikel, Jaclyn Beuten, Elizabeth (Kurt) Schmidt, Presley Rose and Oakley James Schmidt.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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