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Bernard L. Walkowiak

November 06, 2022 |

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

Bernard L. Walkowiak, age 77 of Indiana, Pa died November 5, 2022 at the Indiana Regional Hospital. He was born September 19, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Bernard and Katherine Beck Walkowiak. Bernard was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and bingo, He was known as a storyteller and enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee. He was an officer for the Disabled American Veterans and the NOTR Auxiliary Group. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward, a sister Katherine and a granddaughter Amber. He is survived by his beloved wife, Andrea Babyak Walkowiak, two daughters, Rianna Wallace and Jennifer Walkowiak, two sons, Bryan and Stefan, two step-daughters, Gina Groff (Michael), Rebecca Mackey (Steve), a brother Robert (Holly), a sister Pauline Korshiak, 7 grandchildren, Jeff , Drew, Dylan, Joey, Drake, Kaitlyn and Lexi, 3 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 11-2 p.m. at which time a service will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Cynthia Ann Poppa Rothwell

November 04, 2022 |

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

Cynthia Ann Poppa Rothwell, 63, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2022 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  She was born October 5, 1959 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of Donna (McGlashen) Mashoney and the late Robert Mashoney.  Cynthia was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '78 and she enjoyed cooking especially Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, crafting, bird watching, watching Hallmark movies and was an advocate for the American Cancer Society.  She is survived by her daughters, Kristin (Andrew) Poppa-Rosel, Katie Poppa, Whitley Rothwell; stepson, Randy (Brittany) Rothwell; sister, Cheryl (George) McClure; brother, Robert (Karen) Mashoney; grandson, Levi Rothwell; niece and nephew, Kara (Eric) and Josh; great niece Ava; and great nephew, Max.  A private 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.  Memorials may be made to the family which will be distributed to Cindy's favorite charities.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nancy M. Sipes

November 02, 2022 |

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

Nancy M. Sipes, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born April 24, 1940 in Fisher, PA, a daughter of the late Dale and Thelma (Wenner) Stewart.  Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Sipes; two sisters, Linda McMaster and Jackie Cooney.  She is survived by her son, David Sipes and his wife, Tricia; and grandchildren, Kolton and Kaylee.  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.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth L. Gavron

November 01, 2022 |

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

Kenneth L. Gavron, 65, of New Castle, Delaware, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  He was born, June 22, 1957 in McKeesport, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Loder) Gavron.  Prior to his retirement, Kenneth was a HVAC repairman for Christiana Hospital.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and had a love for animals especially his two cats.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald.  He is survived by his brothers, Stanley Gavron and his wife, Darlene and Frank Gavron and his wife, Cathy.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642,  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Tammy I. Harkovich

November 01, 2022 |

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

Tammy I. Harkovich, 60, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born January 22, 1962 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Daniel and Olive (Patterson) Swackhammer.  Prior to her retirement, Tammy was a waitress for Gia Visto.  She was a graduate of Churchill High School and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cat, Mittens.  She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Harkovich and Hailey (Milo) Coddington; brothers, Daniel (Barbara), Randy (Lydia), Jeffrey (Dawn), Keith (Debbie); sister, Tracey (John) Diroll; grandchildren, Madison and Nolan; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Friday 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 family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Ellen Le

October 28, 2022 |

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

Mary Ellen Le, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022 at home. She was born December 21, 1941 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Milan and Frances (Palovich) Zarak.  Prior to her retirement in 1999, Mary Ellen was a Business and English teacher for Penn Trafford High School for 30 years and  the middle school for eight years.  She enjoyed life and deeply loved her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George and John Zarak.  She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Le Quy Le; daughters, Milana Le (Darin) and Natasha Ousky (Ashley); grandchildren, T.J. and Annika.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Donations may be made to the Autism Awareness in memory of Mary Ellen.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Renee R. Di Biase

October 27, 2022 |

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

Renee R. DiBiase, age 76 of Bristol Rhode Island died Monday, October 24, 2022. She was born August 17, 1946 in Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Balowitz DiBiase. Renee graduated from Wilmerding Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of 1964. She received her Bachelor degree in nursing from the University of Delaware. Renee was a Vietnam Veteran having served as a registered nurse for the Navy Nurse Corps where she retired as a commander. She enjoyed sailing and kayaking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Toni Dempsey, her nephew, Blaine Messick. She is survived by her longtime friend, Kay Hess, a brother, Richard DiBiase (Kim), sister Jeanne Messick (Blaine). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike on Monday, Nov 7 from 10-11 A.M. at which time a service will be held at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
 


John L. Gilliland

October 27, 2022 |

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

John L. Gilliland, 84, of Arona, formerly of Panther Hollow, Oakland passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at home. He was born December 5, 1937 in Oakland, Pa. Prior to his retirement, John was a brakeman for Union Railroad and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member of Bill & Rae’s Pool League in Herminie and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Chester; and sister, Dolores. He is survived by his wife, Philomena (DeRiggi) Gilliland; son, John (Melissa) Gilliland Jr.; daughters, Michelle (Sean Byrnes) Gilliland, Mary Susan Gilliland; stepson, Neal Trovy; sister-in-law, Linda (Paul) Hawn; grandchildren, Kailey and Courtney; great-grandson, Leon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA . A blessing service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Madeline B. Holecko

October 26, 2022 |

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

Madeline B. Holecko, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Juniper Village in Monroeville. She was born January 9, 1933 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Hurst. Madeline was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, puzzles and trips to the casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Regis, daughter Gina, four siblings, Hank, Richard, Edward and Harriet. She is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife Barbara and a sister Dorothy Vascko. Services are private.

 


Amy L. Youngerman

October 24, 2022 |

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

Amy L. Youngerman, 40, of North Huntingdon passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 at UPMC East.  She was born June 9, 1982, a daughter of Hilda Brown Youngerman and the late Kenneth Youngerman.  Amy was a nurses aid and enjoyed trips to the beach and hiking.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Youngerman and sister, Lisa Ann Youngerman.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Jennifer Youngerman.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday 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.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael R. Megon

October 19, 2022 |

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

Michael R. Megon, 65, of Trafford, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his home. He was born June 25, 1957 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Richard and Carmella (Meli) Megon. Michael was currently an insurance agent for Century Insurance Consultants in Monroeville. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and a graduate of Penn Trafford High School Class of '75. He was an avid golfer, Lego enthusiast, Pittsburgh Pirates fan and diehard Cleveland Brown fan, and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joann (Kunkelmann) Megon; son, Bryan Megon and his wife, Katie; daughter, Lindsay Marco and her husband, David; brother, Corey (Diana) Megon; sister, Marcy (Gary) Snyder; grandchildren, Gavin, Riley, Chase, Parker and Charlotte. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment to follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Zurich

October 19, 2022 |

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

Mary Zurich, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born May 13, 1930 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Zurich.  Prior to her retirement, Mary worked for Isaly's and was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville.  She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Stephen, Edward, Mike and John; sisters, Mildred and Ann.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nichols Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Earl L. Simeral

October 19, 2022 |

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

Earl L. Simeral, 85, of North Huntingdon passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born June 14, 1937 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Earl and Margaret (Hoyko) Simeral. Prior to his retirement, Earl worked for US Steel and was a veteran of the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Earl; brothers, Russ and Kenny Simeral; sister, Carol Hamilton; and grandson, George. He is survived by his brother, Wayne Simeral; friend, Darlene Stafford; and several nieces and nephews. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
 


Antoinette "Toni" V. Remaley

October 17, 2022 |

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

Antoinette (Kardos) Remaley “Toni”, 82, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.   Toni was born November 27, 1939, in East Vandergrift, PA, to the late Nicholas J. and Anna M. (Kromka) Kardos.  She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1957, and was a majorette with the Thunderers Drum and Bugle Corps. Toni met her life-long companion, Frank Remaley, while she was working at G.C. Murphy in Vandergrift.  Frank and Toni married in June of 1960, and at the end of April, 1963, they welcomed their only child, Lou Ann. Toni was a stay at home mom, always there to offer her daughter and her Ward Drive friends rides, and advice when needed.  She always attended Mass on Sundays at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon.   Through the years, Toni enjoyed camping and weekends with her family at Morraine camp lands, and later, traveled with her husband throughout the country, visiting casinos, and dog and horse racing tracks.  One of Toni's favorite things was family dinners, and for many years,  Toni was her grandson's biggest fan. She traveled far and near to watch Dante play in countless baseball and hockey games. She was always there to offer a smile and to cheer Dante to victory.  Toni easily made friends, finding the best in everyone, and for her husband and daughter, she was the calm in the storm with the patience of a saint.   In addition to her parents, Toni was preceded in death by brothers, Paul J. Kardos, Patrick Kardos, Nicholas Kardos, and sister Elizabeth Plazio.   Toni is survived by her her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Remaley, daughter Lou Ann and her husband Greg Youhon of North Huntingdon, her grandson Dante and his wife, Melissa Youhon of Pittsburgh, PA., siblings, Loretta Kardos of Washington Township and Joseph (Carol) Kardos of West Leechburg, sister-in-law, Juanita Kardos of North Apollo, and many nieces and nephews.  She will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.on Tuesday at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 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 American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Alan M. Pavuk

October 17, 2022 |

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

Alan M Pavuk of North Huntingdon ran to the Father on Saturday, October 15, 2022, after a 17 week battle with a malignant brain tumor. Born November 18, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the second child of Joseph M and Eleanor (Peterson) Pavuk. He graduated from Norwin High School in 1970 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He was employed on the pipe production line of the Electric Resistance Weld US Steel-Camp Hill McKeesport plant, retiring in 2014. Alan cherished making memories by traveling- first with his parents on bus trips and later with his sister to New York, North Carolina, Florida, and California for family events. He had an amazing mind for details and loved learning, with a sweet tooth to rival Buddy the Elf. Shopping to find the best bargain brought him great delight in addition to watching classic comedy shows, attending car cruises, and supporting local farmer and craft markets. He had an eye for colorful gems, glasswork, decorative lights, and clothing. Radio programs from short wave to AM, local to international were part of his daily schedule. His greatest passion was music of wide genres from 1960s rock to reggae, ska, and sea shanties. Alan supported many independent local and international musical artists in his extensive audiovisual library. He was a member of St Mary's Romanian Catholic Church and attended Free Hungarian Reformed Church both of McKeesport. Alan was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Joseph E Pavuk. He is survived by his sister, Susan Rabe, sister-in-law, Sharon Pavuk: niece and nephews: Megan(Chuck) Stitt, Joel(Erica Gatts) Pavuk, Timothy(Brittany) Rabe, Benjamin(Kelly) Rabe, Noah(Jessica) Rabe: and great nieces and nephews: Adelyn, Josie, and Ira Stitt and Raegan and Elias Rabe. Visitation: Friday, October 21,2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with brief memorial service at 7 pm at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 22,2022 at 10 am, St Mary's Romanian Catholic Church 318 26th Street McKeesport. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
To honor Alan, please wear vibrant colors, cartoon, music, or novelty shirts to both events. Donations may be made to SLB Radio Productions, Inc, Pittsburgh to assist in supporting the art of music and radio broadcasting.

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