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Mary Virginia O'Bryon

July 13, 2019 |

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

Mary Virginia O'Bryon, 97, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019.  She was born March 22, 1922 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Richard and Alma (Furlong) Oliver.  Mary attended Norwin Alliance Church and was an avid Bingo player.  She loved life and always treasured spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond O'Bryon; brother, Jess Alan Hoak; sister, Hazel Baker; and two grandchildren, Tracy and Scott O'Bryon.  She is survived by her sons, Robert O'Bryon and his wife, Merlyn and Donald O'Bryon and his wife, Janis;  grandchildren, Debbie (Bill) Jennette, DJ O'Bryon, Rachel (Andy) Long; and great-grandchildren, Kendra (Matt) Nicholas, Cody Jennette, Raimey, Hayden, Kendall and Cody O'Bryon, Maddox Long; and sister-in-law, Darlene Foster.  Friends will be received on Monday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 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 Norwin Alliance Church in memory of Mary.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert N. Petrosko

July 13, 2019 |

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

Robert N. Petrosko, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday July 12, 2019.  He was born May 22, 1934 in McKeesport, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Crush) Petrosko.  Prior to his retirement, Robert was a tool and die maker for General Motors and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of the 11th Ward Club, enjoyed playing the lottery and spending time with his family.  Bob was the life of the party, enjoyed social clubs and had ingenious ways of fixing things. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Olga Lazar.  He is survived by his wife, Peggy Dodds Petrosko; son, Robert Petrosko and his wife, Patricia; daughter, Paula Fiscante and her husband, John; brothers, Peter (Joan) Petrosko, Joseph (Paula) Petrosko; sister, Patricia (Clyde) Simmers; grandchildren, Justin Zebroski, Celene (Charles) Barno, Rose Fiscante; and great-grandson, Travis Barno.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth A. Paliscak

July 04, 2019 |

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

Ruth A. Paliscak, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  She was born March 1, 1937 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Stephen and Julia Kapisak.  Ruth was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Kapisak; sisters, Rose (Frank) Modrak and Mary (Frank) Opieloski.  She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, George Paliscak; sons, David Paliscak and his wife, Sally, Daniel Paliscak and Christopher Paliscak, and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Julie Puhl and her husband, Michael; sister, Patricia Race and her husband Ted; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Friday 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 be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Emma's Monastery, Greensburg, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Karen L. Boes

July 02, 2019 |

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

Karen Louise Boes, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  She was born March 8, 1956 in Johnstown, daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Daley) Miller.  Karen was a graduate of Richland High School and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  She enjoyed cooking, baking and oil painting and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a fan of Ellen DeGeneres and had the opportunity to attend the show in December of 2011 with her daughter Christy.  Karen was known for her generosity and gave to many charities.  In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her grandparents, Francis and Laura Daley; and sister, Judith Drosjack.  She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Richard Boes; sons, Mike Boes and his wife, Tracey, Nick Boesand his girlfriend Erica; daughter, Christy Mowerand her parnter Brenda; brother, Robert Miller and his wife, Denise; and grandchildren, Abigail, Bailey, Sandra, Tristan and Mason.  There will be no visitation as per Karen's wishes.  The family will hold a private  memorial service on the ocean to celebrate Karen's life.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in memory of Karen.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Elizabeth "Libby" R. Capozzi

July 01, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth "Libby" R. Capozzi, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019.  She was born February 7, 1930 in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Irvin) Medley.  Prior to her retirement in 1993, Elizabeth was the office manager for Hussman Corporation.  After her retirement she ran her son's business, Capozzi Transport and was a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon.  Libby was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who was always there for her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Capozzi; and her daughter, Karen Winter.  She is survived by her son, Michael Capozzi and his fiancee, Terri Emory; granddaughters, Angela (C.J.) Hines, Georgeanna (Steve) McCloskey; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Canyon Hines, Kara (Donavin) Gray, Jonathan Capozzi, Anthony and Taylor McCloskey.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tuesday  from 3-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville Vol. Fire Department.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


John S. Kovach

June 22, 2019 |

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

John S. Kovach, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.  He was born December 29, 1924 in McKeesport, son of the late Steven and Elizabeth (Fulop) Kovach.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist for Genuine Tool Company and a WWII veteran having served in the US Army.  John served in the Battery B 489th Coast Artillery Battalion and received WWII Victory Medal and two Bronze Star Medals while serving in Europe.  He was a member of the 11th Ward Club, McKeesport, White Oak American Legion and enjoyed going to his hunting camp at Camp Glenn, Snowshoe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence McCarthy Kovach; five sisters; and one brother.  He is survived by his sons, Thomas Kovach and his wife, Joanne; John Kovach and his wife, Camille; sister, Grace Balogh; and grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Mediate, John (Courtney) Kovach, Michael (Felicia) Kovach, Kathryn "Katie" Kovach; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Kace.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Donations may be made to St. Joseph Indian School (give.stjo.org) in memory of John.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John "Jack" J. Simon

June 19, 2019 |

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

John "Jack" J. Simon, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019.   He was born May 11, 1936 in McKeesport, son of the late John and Susan (Sitte) Simon.  Prior to his retirement, Jack was an analytical technician for Westinghouse, Waltz Mill, a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the Free Hungarian Reformed Church of McKeesport and enjoyed antique cars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Dinley) Simon.  He is survived by his son, Jon Simon; daughters, Laura Dolgas and her husband, Thomas, Tracy Nardozzo and her husband, Gregory; sister, Sally (Eugene) Buchleitner; and four grandchildren, Emily and Elena Dolgas, and Leah and Rocco Nardozzo.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at a time to be announced in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.  The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth for their compassionate care that they provided for Jack.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Glenn H. Wilson

June 17, 2019 |

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

Glenn H. Wilson, 87, of Irwin, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019.  He was born July 2, 1931 in McKeesport, a son of the late Bill and Marie (Schweitzer) Lutes.  Prior to his retirement, Glenn was a self-employed steel hauler and  former owner of the Youngwood Hotel.  He was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church of Irwin and Mason Shidle Lodge, McKeesport.  He enjoyed playing golf and bridge.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Amelia (Exton) Wilson; sons, Dale (Dottie Boggs) Wilson, Gregg Wilson; daughters, Diane Palmer and Laurie Prenatt and her husband, Patrick; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  The Wilson family would like to acknowledge and send a special thank you to Glenn's caregivers Chrissy and Tina from Excela Hospice and special friend Barb McManigle.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John A. Swacus

June 17, 2019 |

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

John A. Swacus, 98, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019.   He was born April 19, 1921 in North Braddock. Son of the late and dear Mary and Andrew Swacus and father of the late Dr. J. Richard Swacus.  John was a graduate of North Braddock (Scott) Schools and the University of Pittsburgh where he received his B.S. and M.E. degrees, and was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army.  He was a member of the Pitt Basketball team 1940-1943 and a member of the Pitt University Letterman's Club.  John was a recipient of Alumni of Distinction Award in 2005 by the Laurel Chapter Panther Club, University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to his retirement, John was a teacher, coach, principal and assistant superintendent serving 37 years in the Franklin Regional School District.  His 1951 basketball team won the WPIAL Championship.  He was a founding member of St. Agnes Church of North Huntingdon, was active in the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Oriss Swacus; son, Dr. J. Richard Swacus; and brother, Paul Swacus.  John will be terribly missed by all who knew him.  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 Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Brendan A. McGowan

June 15, 2019 |

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

Brendan A. McGowan, 18, of North Huntingdon, tragically passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019.  He was born July 12, 2000, in Pittsburgh, the son of David and Darlene (Daugherty) McGowan.  Brendan was a 2019 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School where he was an honor student and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Brendan planned to attend the University of Pittsburgh this fall.  He was an all-around sportsman and especially enjoyed playing baseball for Greensburg Central Catholic, NCAA, PAL and various travel teams.  He ran cross country and enjoyed music, gardening, deer hunting, fishing, riding bikes, snowboarding and spending time with his friends.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, David E. Daugherty and paternal grandparents, Judge Bernard J. McGowan and Mary Aileen McGowan, a beloved friend, and his pup Bailey.  He is survived by his sister Kaitlynn McGowan, aunts Kathy (David) Fertal, Mary Ann (Tim) Senecal, uncles Brian J. McGowan and Kevin J. (Cassandre) McGowan, numerous cousins and friends and  two canine companions Hannah and Nia.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to the McGowan Family for a future scholarship program.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Donald L. Critchlow

June 11, 2019 |

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

Donald L. Critchlow, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019.  He was born, November 25, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Clifford and Margaret Critchlow.  Prior to his retirement, Donald was the owner of Critchlow Heating and Plumbing.  He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, former member of Norwin Lions Club and enjoyed traveling in his RV.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna M. Pommer Critchlow.  He is survived by his children, Lee Critchlow and his wife, Patty, Linda Griffin and her husband, Larry, Mark Critchlow and his wife, Ruthann; grandchildren, Christopher, Elizabeth (Sean), Nathan, Jeremy, Jocelyn, Larry, Amanda (Chris), Iean; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Genevieve, Sadie, Cody, Anna, Taylor, Smokey, Sean and Addison; brother, Ken (Marilyn) Critchlow; and life-long friend, Phyllis Gregory.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held 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 Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Myles A. Bauman

June 06, 2019 |

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

Myles A. Bauman, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019.  He was born February 8, 1941 in Gillette, Wyoming, son of the late Paul and Verna (Penkava) Bauman.  Prior to his retirement, Myles was a mechanical engineer for Westinghouse Bettis.  He enjoyed gardening and traveled all 50 states and internationally.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-grandson, Justin Roycroft; and brothers Richard and Francis Bauman.  He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 25 years, Rose Marie Roycroft Bauman; stepson, Robert Roycroft and his wife, Gretchen; stepdaughter, Michele Garufi; step-grandchildren, Anthony and Shawn Garufi and Jason Roycroft.  Per Myles wishes, there will be no public visitation.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lois A. Teamann

June 01, 2019 |

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

Lois A. Teamann, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home.  She was born April 27, 1943 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Ernest and Marcella (Bour) Reichert.  Prior to her retirement, Lois was a registered nurse for Mercy Behavioral Health.  She was a Third Order Carmelite and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.  She enjoyed walking her dog Padme, quilting and reading.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Reichert; and sister, Marion Wargo.  She is survived by her son, Shawn Teamann and his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Deborah Teamann; brother, Richard Reichert and his wife, Julie; and sister, Margaret Schockling.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.  in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Janet L. Pritts

May 29, 2019 |

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

Janet L. Pritts, age 61 of Irwin, died May 29, 2019 at Transitions Health Care, North Huntingdon. She was born May 19, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Janet Lee Butler Finerfrock. Janet enjoyed cooking, decorating her home, walks in the woods, nature and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Butler. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Pritts, three daughters, Janine Pritts, Jodi Pritts, Jamie Cornell (Chris), one brother, James Finerfrock, one sister, Karen Johnson (Willis) grandchildren, Brian, Bradley,Brittany, Alana Fidei, Andrew Boardman, Krista and Brodi Cornell. A memorial service will be held by her family at a future date. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lance A. Hall

May 27, 2019 |

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

Lance A. Hall, age 74 of North Huntingdon died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born June 5, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pa, a son of the late Ralph E. and Mary Cuddy Hall. Prior to his retirement, Lance was employed as a carpenter and also as an assistant produce manager  for Foodland. After retirement he was employed by Kohl's stock department. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Dennis Harkins. He is survived by his beloved wife Janice Rietzel Hall, one daughter, Lana Harkins and one  grandson Joshua Hall. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tues 4-7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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