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Diane M. Tauber

August 13, 2019 |

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

Diane M. Tauber, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.  She was born May 30, 1954 in McKeesport, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Mellor) Tauber.  Prior to her retirement, Diane was previously employed by Mine Safety, Cleaveland Price Inc., and General Carbide.  Diane and her camera were inseparable and this could be seen through her many pictures of the local wildlife that were admired by many.  She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband, Donald Gold; son Jesse Petrulak and his wife, Paula; brother, Denny (Carol) Tauber;  two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A memorial service will follow at 10:30  a.m.

Be your dog's hero and make a donation to ChaseaWayK9cancer.org in Diane's name as she would have wanted.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Harry Durick

August 12, 2019 |

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

Harry Durick, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019 at home with his family by his side.  He was born, February 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Alan and Nancy (Sullivan) Durick.  Prior to his retirement, Harry was a diesel mechanic for Penske Truck Leasing.  He enjoyed listening and dancing to Polka music, roller skating, fixing cars and deeply loved his family.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Lesko Durick; son, Richard Durick and his wife, Karen; five daughters, Susan Samery and her husband, Patrick, Linda Jeffery and her husband, Jack, Judy Waibel and her partner, Jim, Diane Pecora and Joe,  and Patricia Petrosko and her husband, Rob; seven grandchildren, Abby, Hannah, Rachel, Jake, Jeff (Gloria), Jessie (Victor)  and Justin (Joy); five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Owen, Lillie, Maddie and Caleb.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jim Forbes for his care and compassion.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Marsha M. Chomanics

August 11, 2019 |

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

Marsha M. Chomanics, 77 of North Huntingdon died August 10, 2019. She was born March 10, 1942 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Kandcer Alfer. Marsha was employed as a cafeteria worker for the Norwin School District and at Redstone Highlands. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, plants and cooking. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Robert and Ronald Alfer. She is survived by her husband Michael, sons Michael (Laura), Mark (Suzanne), granddaughter LeeAnn (Brandon) Meyer ,three great grandchildren Vincent, Francis and Lillian, brother Anthony (Amy) Alfer, sister Patricia (Kenny) Spencer. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia Ann Petro

August 11, 2019 |

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

Patricia Ann Petro, 61, of Westmoreland City, passed away August 9, 2019. She was born January 16, 1958 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Alex and Betty (Dobson) Churilla. Prior to her retirement, Patty was a hairdresser for Edwards in Irwin and was a member of First Assembly of God of Irwin. She enjoyed taking cruises with her family, crafting, decorating her home and playing Bingo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Churilla. She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Cottrill and her husband, Morgan, and Elizabeth Petro; brother, Mark Churilla; sister, Mary Schneider; two grandchildren, Layla and Landon; nieces, Mindy, Jenn and Kate. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 2-6 PM with a service to be held at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Gene Wesley Errett

July 31, 2019 |

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

Gene Wesley Errett, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Texas.  He was born August 21, 1933 in Greensburg, son of the late William R. and Hazel (Rosensteel) Errett.  Prior to his retirement from the military, Gene was an E-7 Helicopter Maintenance Supervisor for the US Army.  He was a member of Norwin Church of the Nazarene, American Legion and was an avid outdoorsman.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Errett; daughter, Cheryle Hill; son, Gene Wesley Errett Jr; brothers, William R. Jr. and Homer Errett; and nephew, Ronald Errett.  He is survived by his children Paul Errett, Dale Errett, Dan Errett, Cynthia Williams, Diana Williams, Gary Williams; grandchildren, Christopher, Rochelle, Christopher, Jacqueline, Dan Jr., and Anna; and five great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation.  Interment with military honors will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA  15017.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ronald M. Campion

July 30, 2019 |

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

Ronald M. "The Old Man" Campion, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019.  He was born November 7, 1954 in Bethel Park, son of the late Vincent and Erna (Steitz) Campion.  Prior to his retirement, Ron was a music teacher for Bethel Park School District for 30 years.  He played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was inducted into the Festival of Music Hall of Fame.  He was a civil war enthusiast and enjoyed gardening.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Andrew McQuiston; sister, Marie Campion; and brother, Karl Campion.  He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Pletcher Campion; son, Roland Campion and his wife, Colleen; daughters, Marie Campion and her fiance, Bradley Gillespie, Eva Campion (Michael Babilya); brother, Kevin (Linda) Campion; sisters,  Debra (Arthur) LaNoue, Nadine (Steve) Dunn, Bernadine Campion, Patrice (Todd) Krut; grandchildren, Kelly and Owen Campion; and sister-in-law, Cheri Campion.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to the Savethemusic.org in memory of Ron.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Edward G Pfeil

July 28, 2019 |

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

Edward G Pfeil, 70, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed suddenly Friday, July 26, 2019. He served proudly in the United States Coast Guard on the Great Lakes, as Chef at the Carlton House in Pittsburgh and then in law enforcement for many years. Retirement wasn’t in his vocabulary as he remained busy with family, work and following his favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers. He loved his family, pets and helping others. He spent many years volunteering with the Blue Knights. He is survived by his beloved partner Shirley Zito, daughters Dana Pfeil Lynn and Kayla Pfeil Hanavan, grandson Gavin, granddaughter, Ava, father William Burks, sisters Susan, Debra, Judith and Laura, Uncle Glen Pfeil and multiple cousins. Preceded in death by mother Dolores Burks, grandparents George and Gladys Pfeil.
Celebration of Life to be a private family and friends event on Friday, August 2, 2019.

No formal funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to support Pediatric Brain Tumor Ride being held by the Blue Knights. Please mail checks to Blue Knights Chapter 21, PO Box 193, Wexford, PA 15090. Checks should be written to "Pediatric Brain Tumor Ride" and on bottom left in memo, please write "in memory of Ed Pfeil, Blue Knight #21". Thank you!

 


Louis A. Hollibaugh

July 24, 2019 |

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

Louis A. Hollibaugh, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019.  He was born June 26, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Elmer and Martha (Beadle) Hollibaugh.  Prior to his retirement, Louis was a salesman for various car dealerships in the area and served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary R. Hollibaugh; son, John Galata; and brother, Jack Hollibaugh.  He is survived by his son, James Galata; daughters, Linda Lou Baker, Betty Jean Oranzo, Elizabeth Cole and her husband, Donald, Janet Pampus and her husband, Chad; brother, George (Shirley) Hollibaugh; grandchildren, Damien and Shane Carr, Jake (Jennifer) Cole, Courtney Cole and Kendra Pampus.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Richard Rates

July 21, 2019 |

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

Richard Rates, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at UPMC East.  He was born, June 19, 1942 in Herbert, Pa., a son of the late John and Mary (Kasun) Rates.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was an autoworker for General Motors.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Italian Brotherhood of Guffey, social member of Hahntown Fire Dept., Hartford Heights Fire Dept., Larimer Fire Dept and Lowber Fire Dept.  He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Panesky Rates; and brother, Ronald Rates.  He is survived by his sons, Todd Rates and his wife, Kimberly, Donald Rates and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Susan Cable; sister, Micheline Vargo; and six grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  www.shirleyfuenralhome.com.

 


John J. Rohal

July 21, 2019 |

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

John J. Rohal, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at home.  He was born, May 28, 1949 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael and Florence (Cammusso) Rohal.  Prior to his retirement, John was a self-employed sales representative and enjoyed working in his yard and fishing.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Alexander Rohal; sons, Bryan and Todd Rohal; daughter, Amy Rohal; brother Gary Rohal and his wife, Fran; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Alexander and Chance.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Thomas N. Guzewicz

July 21, 2019 |

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

Thomas N. Guzewicz, 37, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019.  He was born March 28, 1982 in Jeannette, PA, son of Duane and Sherry Guzewicz and Theresa Corona.  Tom was a laborer for J H Water, Inc.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Richard Guzewicz.  He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Lorraine Guzewicz; daughter, Anika; brothers, Daniel and David; sisters, Anna, Stacy, Tabatha; aunt, Yvette (Steve) Bugajski; and uncle, Roger (Debbie) Guzewicz; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Taryn and Mackenzie.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dale Williams Mays

July 19, 2019 |

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

Dale William Mays, 66, of White Oak, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  He was born August 13, 1952 in McKeesport, loving son of William and Elaine (Ohs)  Mays.  Prior to his retirement, Dale was a brakeman for Union Railroad and a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1970.  He was an avid reader and loved art and music.  He is survived by his sister, Renee Martz and her husband, Bob; nephew, Brett Martz and his wife Addie, and their children, Emma and Mats; niece, Heather Johnson and her husband, Mike and their son, Baylor.  There will be no visitation.  A private family memorial will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Donations may be made to the Irwin United Methodist Church in memory of Dale.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Cheryl A. Banko

July 17, 2019 |

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

Cheryl A. Banko, 59, of East Pittsburgh, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  She was born January 12, 1960 in McKeesport, daughter of Darlene Stewart and the late Richard M. Banko.  Prior to her retirement, Cheryl was a deli clerk for Shop 'n Save.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Joseph Stewart Sr.  She is survived by her son, Bruce (Amanda) Nguyen; daughter, LeeAnn Nguyen; brother, Joseph (Iris) Stewart Jr.; sister, Deborah (William) Lubatti; grandchildren, Anthony, Orin, Aiden; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


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.