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Susan M. Sabol

May 29, 2020 |

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

Susan M. Sabol, 67, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.  She was born May 18, 1953 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Pauline (Mehalik) Lesko.  Susan was a graduate of both Norwin Sr. High School and Edinboro University and was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church.  Prior to her retirement, Susan was a teacher at Stewartsville Elementary School for 30 years and touched the lives of many students.  She is  survived by her loving husband of 44 years, John Sabol Jr.;  brother, John Lesko and his wife, Christine; and sister, Janet Elias.  The family would like to thank the staff of Redstone Highlands for their care and compassion during Susan's three year stay.  Services are private.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon or the Alzheimer's Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


James A. Luft Jr.

May 27, 2020 |

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

James A. Luft Jr., 59, of Herminie, lost his battle to cancer on May 26, 2020.  He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born March 21, 1961 in Greensburg, son of the late James and Dolores (Cook) Luft.  Jim was a graduate of Yough Senior High School Class of 1979 and was the owner operator of Luft's Auto & Truck Repairs.  Jim enjoyed motocross, fishing and his dogs, Shelby and Nova; and cats Sophie and Sneezy.  He is survived by his wife, Karen (Thompson) Luft; sons, Tyler and Travis Luft; daughter, Alexis Gasparro and her husband, Chad; brothers, Tim and Mark Luft; sisters, Cheryl (David) George and Lisa Ross.  Visitation and service are private.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


James F. Ondish

May 21, 2020 |

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

James F. Ondish, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his home.  He was born November 23, 1930, a son of the late Michael and Alverda (Stitely) Ondish.  Prior to his retirement, Jim was a bricklayer mason for 67 years.  He was a member of the Italian Miners and enjoyed playing horseshoes and the guitar.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Donald.

 
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Thomas A. Bushik

May 17, 2020 |

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

Thomas Bushik, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at Select Specialty Care, McKeesport.  He was born December 29, 1935 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Thomas and Leona Bushik.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was an electrical engineer for Siemens, Auburn and Associates and retired from Comstock Engineering.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and scratching off lottery tickets.  Tom was an all-around handyman and loved all of his grandchildren.

 
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Dennis J. Plecenik

May 16, 2020 |

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

Dennis J. Plecenik, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at home.  He was born June 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Anna Plecenik.  Dennis graduated from Trafford High School in 1969.  He was a veteran of the US Army and worked at WABCO till 1986 and retired from the VA Medical Center on Highland Drive.  He loved taking his grandchildren to the hunting camp in Brookville, riding four wheelers, fishing, hunting and had many good friends at camp.  He loved golfing with his golf league and enjoyed spending time with all his family and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Aaron; father-in-law, Robert Smith; and sister-in-law, Sue Smith.  He is survived by his loving wife, Sherrill Smith Plecenik; son, Adam Plecenik; daughter-in-law, Lisa James Plecenik; grandchildren, Aaron and Nevada; sister, Arleen (John) Plecenik Campbell; brothers-in-law, Gary (Linda) Smith, Robert Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services are private.  Please keep Dennis in your memories.  He will be laid to rest at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jennifer Suzanna Ebbitt

May 15, 2020 |

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

Jennifer Suzanna Ebbitt, age 52 of Hempfield Township died May 14, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born March 2, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio a daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Ellen Chatman Reed. Jennifer was employed as a school bus driver. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ryan, children, Anthony, Eric, Jeremiah, Justin, Jackson and Daveina. Services are private,James W. Shirley Funeral Home,

 


C. James Ignaczak

May 13, 2020 |

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

C. James Ignaczak, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at his home. He was born February 14, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late Chester and Elizabeth (Zofchak) Ignaczak. Prior to his retirement, Jim was a tool and die maker for National Carbide with 40 years of service and later delivered flowers for Belaks Flowers, Irwin. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he served on the USS Stormes, and was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 and a half years, Marsha Doring Ignaczak; daughters, Alaina Marie (Ignaczak) Jacobs and her husband, John and Cindy Lee Ignaczak; grandson, Anthony Johnston and his wife, Stacy; great-granddaughter and the love of his life, Molly Johnston; his best buddy and dog, Curley who passed on. Jim was also member of CUMC where in the past was on the board of trustee committee for 10 years, and a Westmoreland umpire.

 
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Hazel Ann Garrett

May 09, 2020 |

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

Hazel Ann Garrett, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away May 8, 2020 at Redstone Highlands Greensburg.  She was born June 27, 1929 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Arthur C. and Florence Horne Truxal.  Hazel was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Irwin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence L. Garrett, and infant granddaughter, Amber Aiguier; four sisters, Laura Ruth Spring, Mary Louise Cline, Elsie Elizabeth Fink and Sara Jane Smith; and beloved brother, John A. Truxal.  She is survived by her son, Les (Jean) Garrett of Butler; two daughters, Patricia Aiguier of Katy, TX, Deborah (Bill) Monroe of Acme; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services are private.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Redstone Highlands and Redstone at Home Hospice.  A special thank you to Mary Monack for her loving care of Hazel.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas J. Bailey

May 08, 2020 |

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

Thomas Bailey, 77, of West Newton, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Sycamore Estates in Duquesne.  He was born March 6, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late Willis S. Bailey and Rita (McConeghy) Ehland.  Tom was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of '61.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a sales executive for World Book Encyclopedia and later was an over the road truck driver.  He was a veteran of the US Navy where he was a torpedo man on the USS George C. Marshall Nuclear Submarine in the early 1960's.   He was a member of the House of Faith Church in West Newton and was a faithful Christian all of his life and loved his family.  He enjoyed music and singing karaoke and was a great dancer.  He loved entertaining and was the life of any party.

 
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William John Betters

May 07, 2020 |

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

William John Betters, 95, of Florida, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He was born  December 1, 1924 in Port Vue, a son of the late Martin and Eva Jacobs Betters. 

Prior to his retirement, Bill was a self-employed plumber and contractor and was a veteran of the US Army Air Force having served during WWII.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Kurkoski Betters; and son, William John Betters Jr.  He is survived by his son, Doug Betters; daughter, Dianne Quincy and her husband, Carey; grandchildren, Bree Betters Teale and her husband, Huw, Samantha Betters, Katrina Betters; and grandsons, Dylan and Jonathan Teale.  Services are private.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Autismspeaks.org in memory of William.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Eugene Belko

May 06, 2020 |

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

Eugene Belko, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at his home.  He was born February 8, 1933 in Braddock, a son of the late Andrew and Stella Belko.  Prior to his retirement, Eugene was an electrician for US Steel and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era.  He was a graduate and football star of Braddock Senior High School in the early '50's, and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Eugene was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan, and enjoyed watching western movies and visiting the casinos and playing numbers.

 
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Ronald E. Molnar

May 06, 2020 |

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

Ronald E. Molnar, 78, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at his home.  He was born September 10, 1941 in West Mifflin, a son of the late Julius and Gazella Molnar.  Prior to his retirement, Ron was a repair technician for Sears with 50 years of service, and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.  He enjoyed hunting, and spending time at hunting camp and refurbishing old farm tractors.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley D. Molnar, and brother, David Molnar.  He is survived by his son, Ronald (Philomena) Molnar; daughters, Juliette (Charles) Konkus, Susan (Jay) Wheeler; grandchildren, Zachery and Allisha Wheeler, and Joshua and Jacob Konkus  Services are private.

 
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Violet Mae Carlett

May 06, 2020 |

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

Violet Mae Carlett, 92, was called to heaven on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Vi was born October 6, 1927, in Warren, Pennsylvania.  In addition to her parents and a sister, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Allan, and son, David.  Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Pogue (Mark) and grandchildren, Lauren and Nathan.  Also surviving are brother-in-law, Owen Ferguson and nephew, Scott Ferguson (Michelle), and great nieces Chloe and Cara.  Vi graduated from Warren High School, Eastern Nazarene College and The Pennsylvania State University.   She taught first grade in the Warren County School District for 34 years.  She loved teaching children to read.  Vi was a published author writing children's reading materials for the American Book Company.  She was also a successful business woman and owner of Vi's Candy Nook.  Vi professed her life to Christ at an early age.  She was a member of the Warren First Church of the Nazarene and most recently the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.

 
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Dorothy Lindberg Inks

May 05, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Lindberg Inks, 93, of North Huntingdon died May 4, 2020 at Transitions Healthcare Center. She was born April 2, 1927 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Gustave and Mary Johnson Lindberg. Dorothy was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, East McKeesport, Lutheran Church Women, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 472, Past Matron in Aliquippa 430 and White Oak AARP. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Beckwith Machinery in the data processing department.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Inks in 1999; her son, Donald; three brothers, William, John, and Robert Lindberg; two sisters, Ida May Coneyveer and Ruth Lindberg. She is survived by two sons, Jay E. and Terry A. Inks. Private visitation. Please phone 724-864-4200. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642

 


Helen M. Vresilovic

April 28, 2020 |

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

Helen M. Vresilovic, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Keeper of the Flame Nursing Home, Blairsville.  She was born February 20, 1933 in West Wheatfield Township, a daughter of the late Perry and Grace (Marsh) Muir.  Prior to her retirement, Helen was a bookkeeper for Keystone Gas & Oil.  She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Norwin Art League, Irwin Quit Guild and was a foster parent.

 
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