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Rosemarie B. "Goo" Conti

September 01, 2020 |

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

Rosemarie B. "Goo" Conti, age 87 of North Huntingdon died September 1, 2020 at Transitions Health Center. She was born October 7, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Agnes Harvanek Gulentz. Rosemarie was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon where she sang in the church choir. Prior to her retirement she was employed in the retail sales industry. She enjoyed shopping, flea markets, travel, playing the organ and a was a great keyboardist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Conti. She is survived by two sons, Jim and his wife, Linda, and Rick Conti, one daughter, Cindy Dushack and her husband John, 5 grandchildren, James A. (Monica), Melanie, Christopher, Brittany (Cody), Blaze, one great grandchild, Anthony.

 
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Janet L. Fulmer

September 01, 2020 |

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

Janet L. Fulmer, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born August 16, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Carl P. and Esther (Stolpe) Nystrom. Prior to her retirement, Janet was a bank teller for Mellon Bank at Norwin Towne Square. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School and enjoyed crafting and painting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Fulmer; and son, Jeffrey P. Fulmer. She is survived by her son, James W. Fulmer and his wife, Donna; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Fulmer; grandchildren, Heather (Mark) Roller, James R. (Luis) Fulmer, Jonathan (Amber) Fulmer, Christy (James) Azzarello and Jenna Fulmer Onder; great-grandchildren, Christian, Braeden, Dylan, Brieana, Jacob, Emily, Aiden, Jordan, Jason and Jaylee.

 
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Genre Vincent Pecora

August 31, 2020 |

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

Genre Vincent Pecora, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home.  He was born July 23, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a son of the late Genre Paul and Rose Marie (Primavera) Pecora.  Vince was the owner and operator of Pecora Flooring and was very passionate about his family, his business and his country.  In his spare time he enjoyed golfing.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Donna Day Pecora; children, Daunette Baker and her husband, John, Vincent Pecora and his wife, Brenda, Dante Pecora and his wife, Carla, Todd Hook and his wife, Julie; sister, Antoinette Capo; grandchildren, Kaitlynn (Ricky) Boyer, James Baker, Genre Baker, Vincent Pecora, Gionna Baker, Avery Pecora, Ava Pecora; great-grandchildren, Gideon Boyer, Eden Boyer, Lacey Hook and Cameron Hook.

 
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Donald W. Morrison

August 30, 2020 |

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

Donald W. Morrison, age 73 of North Huntingdon died August 29, 2020 at his home. He was born June 5, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pa,, a son of the late William and Florence Morrison. Prior to his retirement, Don was a special education teacher for the Norwin School District where he was also the the Norwin middle school girl's volleyball coach. Don was very active in both the Norwin and Irwin Rotary clubs serving his community. He was a graduate of Clarion University and an avid golfer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne Berkoben Morrison, one son, Patrick and his wife April, one daughter Amanda Maderas, one sister, Denise Craver, two grandchildren, Valin and Kieren Morrison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irwin Rotary Club in memory of Don. 414 Main Street, Irwin, Pa. 15642. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Edward B. Cornes

August 29, 2020 |

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

Edward B. Cornes, age 80 of Addison, Pa died August 27, 1920 in Allegheny Valley Hospital. He was born October 16, 1939 in Trafford, a son of the late Edward and Agnes Cornes. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his son Jeff. He was a graduate of both Clarion and Washington and Jefferson College with a Masters Degree in Education. He is survived by his son Scott and his wife Kathy, one daughter, Wakako Maeda, niece Nikki Scheafnocker and her husband Kevin, great niece and nephew, Alex and Sofia. There will be no public visitation. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa in charge of arrangments.

 


Eleanor M. Iwinski

August 28, 2020 |

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

Eleanor M. Iwinski, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at Mountain View Senior Living. She was born, May 28, 1940 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Michlovic) Badzgon. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was an engineer for Westinghouse. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, Women at the Well Prayer Group and AAUW - American Assoc. of University Women. She enjoyed knitting, tutoring math and belonged to the Thyme for Herbs group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Iwinski; brothers, Raymond and Albert Badzgon; and sister, Frances Zoscak. She is survived by her two sons, Dave and his wife Melissa, Tom and his wife Leah; daughter, Dianne DelBene and her husband Frank; brother, Elmer Badzgon and his wife, Joan; sister, Aggie Eicher; and six grandchildren Kessara, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, Nicole and Mario. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment to follow at Mars Hill Cemetery. Please support President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com  

 


Jason K. Brokenbek

August 24, 2020 |

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

Jason K. Brokenbek, 48, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Hospital. He was born August 15, 1972 in Pittsburgh, a son of James and Mary Ann (Hunter) Brokenbek . Jason worked in the waterproofing and construction industry. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, wood carving, hunting, fishing and was a sketch and tattoo artist. He is survived by his daughter, Cora Byrne and her husband, Justin; grandson, Hunter John Byrne; and twin sister, Amy Brokenbek.

 
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Robert W. Baker

August 24, 2020 |

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

Robert W. Baker, age 86 of North Huntingdon died August 23, 2020 at his home. He was born March 26, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late John Francis and Sarah Ann Good Baker. Prior to his retirement, Robert was a steelworker for U.S. Steel. He attended St. Agnes Church, was an avid hunter and enjoyed watch IRL race cars with his grandson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria Williams Baker, two sons, Robert W. Baker Jr., and his wife Kelly, John E. Baker and his wife Dawnette, two daughters, Kathleen Rebarnick and her husband Mike, Kelly Hayden and her husband Jon, 9 grandchildren, Michael Rebarnick and his wife Melissa, Gayle Hughes and her husband Keith, Jayna Miller and her husband Carl, Jaymee Merchant, Billy and Katie Hayden, James, Genre and Gionna Baker, 4 great grandchildren, Keilynn and Logen Hughes, Emma and Michael Rebarnick. Burial will take place at Long Run Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David N. Byers

August 20, 2020 |

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

David N. Byers, 67, of Larimer, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born March 23, 1953 in McKeesport, son of Mary Jane (Thomas) Byers and the late Earl Byers. David was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School and prior to his retirement was a truck driver.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved riding his motorcycle.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Baker.  He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Lenore Taylor Byers; sons, Adam (Michele) Byers and Raymond Byers; daughter, Manda Kluegel; brother, Kevin (Mary Ruth) Byers; sister, Lori (Bill) Higginbotham; grandchildren, Brittany, Callie, Connor, Luke, Nevaeh and Jaxson.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Monday 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 American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rylan Joseph Gallagher

August 18, 2020 |

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

Rylan Joseph Gallagher, 8 months old, passed away on August 15, 2020 at 10:17 p.m. in Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Rylan was a very loving happy child and brought joy to many who loved him and he will be immensely missed.  Rylan was preceded in death by his sister, Amyrah Gallagher; and aunt, Pamela Sue White.  He is survived by his mother, Nicole White; father, Joseph Estrada Gallagher; maternal grandparents, Paul D. White Sr. and Sharon White; paternal grandparents, Bradley Parham and Margerita Estrada; aunts, Crystal White, Kayla Merich; uncles, Paul D. White Jr., Nicholas White and Troy Rosenlof. He is also survived by many great aunts, uncles and cousins including Melanie Gregory.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Additional viewing Thursday from 9- 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA. Rylan will be laid to rest with his older sister, Amyrah.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth A. Shipes

August 17, 2020 |

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

Kenneth A. Shipes, 71, of Claridge, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 in Family
Hospice at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. He was born December 26, 1948 in Jamestown,
New York, son of the late Pauline Dietrick Shipes. Prior to his retirement, Kenneth
worked as a subcontractor for Westinghouse Nuclear but was better known as a
proprietor of restaurants and lounges including the SenSim in Norwin Towne Square.
Ken was a classic car enthusiast, Harley Davidson rider and an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Laurel Humbert; daughters, Paula (Scott) Ohler, Karen
(Adam) Dimeo; brother, Joseph (Gloria) Smith; grandchildren, C.J. (Leighanne)
Reinhart, Robert (fiancee, Tina) Reinhart, Devin (fiancee, Sydnie) Sadler, Karlye
Williams; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Emma, Noah and Tyson. Friends will be received
on Thursday from 12-3 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,
North Huntingdon. Funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the American Cancer Society, www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth A. Shipes

 


Frank A. Pawlowski

August 14, 2020 |

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

Frank A. Pawlowski, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  He was born September 17, 1942 in Vandergrift, a son of the late Leo A. and Mary (Kolodziejski) Pawlowski.  Frank earned his Associate Degree from Alliance College in 1962 and began working for CECO and Sargent Manufacturing Co. as a draftsman and worked his way up to sales engineer until his retirement in 2009.  He was president of St. Joseph Church Council, member of Knights of Columbus, Slippery Rock Campground, Duquesne Moose, PTG Duquesne Catholic School and the owner and operator of Marleno's Pizza Shops in McKeesport, North Side and Clairton.  Frank enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Pawlowski.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen (Dill) Pawlowski; children, Frank (Claire) Pawlowski,  Kathie (Edwin) Miller and Bryan (Michelle) Pawlowski; brothers, Eugene (Kathy), Robert (Paula), Dennis (Donna); sister, Patricia (David) Baumgartner; grandchildren, Autumn, Noah, Trinity and Alexis.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and Monday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.   A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


June Johnston Hinkle

August 14, 2020 |

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

June Johnston Hinkle, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Kelly's Personal Care Home, Greensburg.  She was born in Harrisonburg, VA, a daughter of the late Robert Boyd and Kate (Arborgast) Johnston.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harman "Clyde" Hinkle.  June is survived by her children, Richard Hinkle and Wylene Hinkle, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. June was a full-time Mom, an accomplished braille transcriber, a talented quilter, and an avid baker. Many will miss  her ginger cookies. She loved animals and adopted several stray cats. Many have been inspired by her care-giving. June spent the first two decades of her life in Riverton and Circleville. She graduated from Circleville High School in 1947. It was in her high school English class that she discovered a love of books and became a prolific reader, especially mysteries. After moving from West Virginia, she and her husband, Clyde, spent so many weekends in West Virginia that I knew the way to Grandma's house better than the way to school. She will be buried in the North Fork Cemetery next to her husband.   Services are private.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dale T. Watson

August 13, 2020 |

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

Dale T. Watson, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 14, 1926 in Irwin, a son of the late Charles B. and Theresa L. (Thornton) Watson.  Prior to his retirement, Dale worked as a lab technician for WABCO and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Larimer, and enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and  watching old westerns on TV.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Watson; son-in-law, William Gault; and brother, Wayne (Janet) Watson.  He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Rose (Price) Watson; daughter, Donna Gault; grandchildren, Stacey Valenta and Cale Watson; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Watson and Sydney Rose Valenta.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Earl J. McElhinny

August 09, 2020 |

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

Earl J. McElhinny, age 87 of Buena Vista, Pa died August 8, 2020 in Mercy Hospital. He was born May 30,1933 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late James and Elizabeth Griffin McElhinny. Earl was the owner/operator of McElhinny Barns and Landscaping. He was a member of the Holy Family Church in West Newton where he sang in the church choir, and  helped at spaghetti dinners. He enjoyed attending Steeler camps. Earl was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during Korea. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry and one brother James. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Pappalardo (Christopher), sister in law, Pat McElhinny, three sisters, Sister Betty McElhinny  ( Sister Elizabeth), Sister Mary Theresa McElhinny (Sister Vivian), Florence Kane, daughter in law, Julie McElhinny, 6 grandchildren, Justin, Eric Brandon, Bryce, Danny and Josh, along with nieces and nephews.

 
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