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Bertha F. Montrose

April 13, 2021 |

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

Bertha Montrose, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 27, 1923 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Thomas and Angelina Grdanski.  Bertha enjoyed listing to Polka music and sitting on her front porch watching all the wildlife in her yard. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Montrose Sr.; brother, William Grdanski; and son-in-law, Kevin Shea. 

She is survived by her sons, Murray Montrose Jr. and his wife, Susan, Rodney Montrose; daughters, Audrey Blazwich and her husband, Leslie, Patty Shea; brother, George Brletic; sisters, Helen Vallelunga, Bernice Marker, Charlotte Valeco; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Walter R. Wisniewski

April 07, 2021 |

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

Walter R. Wisniewski, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  He was born October 27, 1943 in Glassport, a son of the late John and Helen Wisniewski.    Prior to his retirement, Walter was the owner/operator of Electral Tool & Die Co., a consultant with the Shaw Group and a member of St. Agnes Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was his grandchildren's #1 sports fan.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lana Miletti Wisniewski in March 2021. He is survived by  his son, Jason Wisniewski; daughters, Christine Mayersky and her husband, Timothy, and Holly Wisniewski; brother, John Wisniewski; grandchildren, Ava Wisniewski, Justin Mayersky, Brandon Mayersky and Aaron Mayersky.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Eugene Lewis Woods

April 07, 2021 |

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

Eugene Lewis Woods, 92, of North Versailles, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Point Pleasant Retirement Community. He was born April 13, 1928 in Swissvale, a son of the late Roy and Mabel Woods. Prior to his retirement, Eugene was an insurance adjustor for State Farm Insurance and was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Navy. Eugene was a 50 year member at Chartiers297 F. & A.M. Lodge In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Woods, second wife, Sheila Woods; sisters, Bette Hopta, Dorothy Salomon; and brother, Roy V. Woods. He is survived by his sister, Valerie Frick; brothers, Robert and Donald Woods; and several nieces and nephews. 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. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


James D. Myers

April 05, 2021 |

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

James Myers, 84, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at his home.  He was born May 13, 1936 in Jeannette, a son of the late James F. and Lois (Raling) Myers.  Prior to his retirement, Jim was a construction supervisor and a farmer which he did all his life.  He was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of Westmoreland County Farm Bureau.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aileen Altimore Myers; stepsons, Will and Sean Faulkner; brother, Barry Myers and his wife, Wanda; and several 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.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mars Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Cecelia "Cece" Page

March 29, 2021 |

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

Cecelia "Cece" L. Page, age 79 of North Huntingdon passed away March 28, 2021. She was born September 22, 1941 in Meyersdale, Pa.,  daughter of the late Lynn L. "Jack" and Clara Murray Shultz. Cecelia was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.

Prior to her retirement she was employed as a secretary for the Norwin High School Guidance Department with over 20 years of service. She loved working with the students and cherished her time with the guidance crew. Cece enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting, orchestra and Norwin Band events. She was a member of the card club of Roberta Drive, and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan.

 
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G. Scott McIntosh

March 29, 2021 |

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

G. Scott McIntosh, 73, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. He was born February 6, 1948 in Brownsville, Pa., a son of the late Gilbert and Doreen (Sams) McIntosh. Prior to his retirement, Scott was a self-employed mechanic and enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting skeet and clay pigeons. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed their trips to Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beth (Borgo) McIntosh. He is survived by his son, Scott McIntosh; daughter, Cristle Lobaugh and her husband, Gary; sister, Bonnie (Charles) Davenport; and grandson, Jack. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patti G. Churley

March 28, 2021 |

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

Patti G. Churley, age 77 of North Huntingdon died March 27, 2021 at Westmoreland Manor. She was born August 14, 1943 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Walter and Grace Haines Patterson. Patti was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She enjoyed camping at Virginia's Beach Camp Ground in Erie, reading, lottery tickets and bingo. She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles, three daughters, Vickie Dinkel (Kevin), Chris Aiello (Scott), Kara Cella (Paul Jr.), one brother, Tom Patterson (Bernie), one sister, Sharon DeVito, 5 grandchildren, Brittany, Kevin Jr.(Elizabeth), Anthony (Kayla), Krystal (Niko), Paul III (Elizabeth) and one great grandchild Memphis Bozich. A private  memorial mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Memorial contributions may be made to All But Furgotten, 70 Carpenter Lane, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Pamela S. Van Ryn

March 25, 2021 |

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

Pamela S. Van Ryn, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  She was born May 13, 1957 in Homestead, daughter of the late Robert and Gerri (McClintock) Thomas.  Pam was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of 75 and a member of Norwin Christian Church.  She was the best mom and grandma and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed gardening and loved sunflowers.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert Van Ryn; daughters, Hanna Burke and her husband, Pat, Marissa Donahoe and her husband, Tom; brothers, Robert D. Thomas Jr. and William Thomas; grandchildren, Logan, Landon, Josephine, Porter and Wyatt.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewings will be held on Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Norwin Christian Church.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.  Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Christian Church.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jeneanne E. Badstibner

March 24, 2021 |

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

Jeneanne E. Badstibner, 74, of Irwin passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 16, 1946 in California, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Rupert) McDonald.  Jeneanne was a graduate of McKeesport High School and enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Badstibner.  She is survived by her daughter, Christine Badstibner; grandchildren, Stephanie, Lashayia, Eryka, Joshua, Erick, Nathan, Lyndzey, Tyrell, Tyrese, Kiara, Emoney; great-grandchildren, Chase, Sincere, Amorie, Aziah, Rydon, Shyne, Si'Niyah, Stormie, Sy'Air, Nashawn; brothers, Paul McDonald, Billy McDonald; sisters, Eileen Brown, Kathy Roethlein, Lorraine Popovich and Virginia Schaffer.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 27 at 2 PM at The Norwin Alliance Church, 10585 Farview Drive, North Huntingdon.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joan Harris Walker

March 24, 2021 |

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

Joan H. Walker, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home.  She was born January 15, 1933 in McKeesport, a daughter of Raymond W. and Agnes (Wakefield) Harris.  Joan was employed by Norwin Veterinary Hospital and G. C. Murphy Co. Home Office in McKeesport.  She was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church, previously Christ United Presbyterian Church, were she was an Elder, Deacon Sunday school teacher and secretary.  She was past president of the Markvue Manor Woman's Club, past president of Friends of the Norwin Public Library Board of Directors, member of the Women of the Moose Irwin Chapter #171, North Huntingdon Civilian Police Academy and AARP #3221 North Huntingdon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Walker.  She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Stypula and her husband, Steven; sons, Stuart Walker and his wife, Laurel, Timothy Walker and his wife, Alice; grandsons, Bradley (Katie) and Brian Walker, Harrison Stypula, Adam and Benjamin Walker.

 
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Elaine Dunlap Gruber

March 23, 2021 |

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

Elaine Dunlap Gruber, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home.  She was born November 17, 1941 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Dominic and Consetta (Micale) Zugaro.  Prior to her retirement, Elaine was a waitress for Kings Family Restaurant, N. Versailles and enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting casinos and making crafts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack S. Dunlap, second husband, Daniel C. Gruber; great-grandson, Timothy Gordon; brothers, Ernie and Larry Zugaro; sisters, Anna Marie Gerison and Elizabeth Deak.  She is survived by her son, Jack Dunlap and his wife, Colleen; daughters, Gina Dunlap, Lisa Sinclair and her husband, William, Rhonda Beaufort and her husband, Gary; brother, Angelo Zugaro; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 
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Eleanor Ruth Pletcher St. Clair

March 22, 2021 |

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

Eleanor Ruth Pletcher St. Clair, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home.  She was born February 1, 1939 in Cowansburg, a daughter of the late William and Luella (Lenhart) Landsperger.  Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was a registered nurse. 

She was a graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1959, an Elder and parish nurse at New Hope Presbyterian Church, manager of the I.V. Team Jefferson and McKeesport Hospitals, and president and past president of L.I.T.E - League of Intravenous Therapy Education. 

She enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney World and liked to bake and cook.

 
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Evelyn H. Shively

March 22, 2021 |

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

Evelyn H. Shively, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born June 20, 1936 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte (Bevan) Holderbaum.  Prior to her retirement, Evelyn was a clerical worker for Astro and Gemini Trucking companies and a member of Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, baking and singing.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald.  She is survived by her husband, Dale Shively; sons, Daniel Shively and his wife, Teresa, Timothy Shively and his wife, Beth; daughter, Carrie Leverenz and her husband, Andrew; grandchildren, Jay Leverenz, Karl (Morgan) Leverenz, Lindsey Shively, Laura Shively, Emily Shively, Jessica Shively and Kyle Shively and sister, Sandra Gillaspie.

 
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David Lee Kettren

March 18, 2021 |

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

David Lee Kettren, 74, of North Irwin, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  He was born August 22, 1946 in Greensburg, son of the late Augustine and Margaret J. Kettren.  David was a Staff Sergeant with the US Army Reserves, worked at Westinghouse Electric, and was an honorary member of the NIVFC.  He enjoyed fishing, watching old western movies, and spending time with his family.  Surviving are his wife, of 53 years, Sonnet (Lee) Kettren; children, Pamela (David) DePalma of Ruffs Dale, David A. (Twiggy) Kettren of Penn, and Kimberly (Thomas Werkman) Reed of North Irwin; grandchildren, Brandon (Chelsey) Sansonetti, Madison Foltz, Vanesah Foltz, Sonnet Myers, Anthony DePalma, Caleb, Pamelyn and Jaxon Werkman; brothers, Timothy (Joycelyn) Kettren of Larimer, Mark (Donna) Kettren of North Huntingdon; his special fur baby Bella; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Florence Pancoast

March 14, 2021 |

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

Florence M. Pancoast, 83, of North Huntingdon, died March 13, 2021 at Riverside Care Center, McKeesport.

She was born Februray 28, 1938 in Munhall, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew and Susan Mrazik Kachmar.  Florence was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.

Prior to her retirement she was employed as a Registered Nurse by both Redstone Highlands, Greensburg and Riverside Care Center. She enjoyed birds, gardening, and Pittsburgh sports teams.

 
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