Alex Hutsko Jr.

October 11, 2018 |

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Alex Hutsko Jr., 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was born August 6, 1940 in McKeesport, a son of the late Alex and Mildred (Musulin) Hutsko.  Prior to his retirement, Alex was a field engineer for Peoples Natural Gas, a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Vietnam War, and a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1958.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church, an antique car enthusiast, and enjoyed going to car shows.  He is survived by his sons, Matt Hutsko and his wife, Marisa, and Russell Hutsko; brother, Charles Hutsko and his wife, Paula; sister, Dorothy Ikach; and grandsons, Alex and Eric.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Burial to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Thomas L. Noll

October 10, 2018 |

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Thomas L. Noll, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  He was born August 18, 1927 in Homestead, a son of the late Albert and Anna E. (Austin) Noll.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a crane operator for Fisher Body, and was employed by Rodgers Funeral Home, Irwin.  He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps having served during the Korean War.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, and was an avid hunter and Steelers Fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Noll; and sister, Alberta Culbertson.  He is survived by his loving wife, Philomena Rizzo Noll; sons, Thomas Noll and his wife, Marie, Robert Noll and his wife, Andrea, Martin Duffy and his wife, Lisa, James Duffy and his wife, Peggy, Patrick Noll and his wife, Carol; daughter, Diane Mance and her husband, Joel; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8  p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, Munhall, PA.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Gertrude "Trudy" A. Parry

October 08, 2018 |

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Gertrude (Trudy) A. Parry, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.  She was born, February 21, 1929 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Jacob and Gertrude (Hegg) Gongaware.  Trudy was the owner and operator of Gongaware and Parry Florist for over 50 years.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and loved to garden.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Parry Jr.; son, Thomas Parry III; brother, Clair Gongaware; and sisters, Ruth Zook and Gloria Brentzel.  She is survived by her son, Jeff Parry and his wife, Denise; daughter-in-law, Jamie Parry; sister, LaVerne Lawler; special niece, Ruth Ann VanDyke; and grandchildren, Jason Parry, Lauren (Paul) Luehres, Justin Parry, Zach Parry; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services are private.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Trudy.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Thomas A. Ramage

October 07, 2018 |

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Thomas A. Ramage, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 7, 2018. 

He was born July 20, 1938 in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late Wilson and Sarah (Cannon) Ramage.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a specialty welder for Westinghouse and Vangura Tool. He enjoyed building puzzles, hunting and fishing, and was a Pittsburgh and WVU sports team enthusiast. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Ramage.  He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Darby Ramage; sons, Thomas Ramage and his wife, Pat, Charles Ramage and his wife, Lisa; brother, Robert Ramage and his wife Erma; sister, Ethel Ramage; and his granddaughter, Jessica Ramage. 

 
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Rosemary Fuga

October 06, 2018 |

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Rosemary Fuga, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born September 29, 1929, in Duquesne, to the late Sylvester R. and Elizabeth (Daugherty) Terza. She was a 1947 graduate of Duquesne High School. Rosemary was a loving wife to her late husband, John M. Fuga, and a magnificent mother to her six children. She was a member of the Penn’s Woods Senior Association and a devout member of her church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, in North Huntingdon. Rosemary was a gifted storyteller, seamstress and baker who enjoyed sharing all of her talents with her family. She had a way of improving anyone’s day with a simple smile. Rosemary was caring, empathetic, determined and so deeply loved by all. She will be missed dearly.
In addition to her parents and her beloved husband John, Rosemary was preceded in death by her grandson, Scott Colavita; and her brothers, John and Richard Terza. Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Patricia Kinzler (Richard) and Rosemary Rosche (Michael); her sons, John R. (Mary Louise), David W. (Peg), Richard D. (Joy), and Paul (Rose) Fuga, 16 grandchildren, Alyssa (husband Steve), Shanna, Cara, Tyler, Jeffrey, Timothy, Natalie, Bethany, Marie (husband Stanley), Casey, Emily, Hannah, Christopher, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Ryan, two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Derek. Brother Joseph Terza, and 4 sisters Jeanne Rohaly, Nancy Westerlund, Martha Westerlund and Susan Clemens. Visitation will be Monday 2-4 & 6-8 P.M at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 9:30 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

In honor of her late husband, a donation can be made in Rosemary’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

 

Evelyn E. Deliman

October 05, 2018 |

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Evelyn Elaine Deliman, 78, of North Huntingdon, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Westmoreland Hospital. She was born February 4, 1940, in Baltimore MD, daughter of the late Lawrence and Helen Stoken of McKeesport. Evelyn was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by GC Murphy, Prudential and Giant Eagle. She enjoyed hobbies such as card club, bowling, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family . In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Deliman.  She is survived by her immediate family: two sons, Michael Deliman and his wife, Diana, and Joseph Deliman; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Deliman and her husband, Jack Williams, and Judy Harmon and her husband, Don; two grandchildren, Tessa and Tara; brothers, Lawrence Jr. and Dennis Stoken; sister, Peggy Stoken; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday  at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, in St. Agnes Church. Memorials may be made to St. Agnes Church or to the American Heart Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Patricia T. Suchy

October 03, 2018 |

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Patricia T. Suchy, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at her home.  She was born in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Leonard and Genevieve (Jazcar) Kolodziej.  Prior to her retirement, Patricia was an employee of the former Buck Medical, was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, North Huntingdon and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband, Russ Suchy; son, Scott Suchy and his wife, Kristen; daughter, Jennifer Geissler and her husband, Michael; brother, Len Kolodziej; sisters, Jean Kiley, and Linda Adamek; grandchildren, Hanna, Benjamin, Ava, Clara and Evan.  Visitations are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Richard B. Stokes

September 18, 2018 |

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Richard B. Stokes, 60, of East McKeesport, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born January 2, 1958 in McKeesport, a son of the late Richard G. and Shirley Joan (Schmidt) Stokes.  He was a 1977 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and was politically active and involved in the city of Wilmerding.  He is survived by his brother, Richard Denny Stokes; sisters, Darlene Klamerus and her husband, Gregory, Beverly Stonick and her husband, Richard and Patricia Ryan and her husband, George.  Family and friends will gather from 9-10 am on Friday, September 21 with a Memorial Service  to follow at 10 am at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,  North Huntingdon, PA.   Interment to follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

William G. Gault

September 18, 2018 |

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And The Lord said, come on home Bill, you're done on Earth, and with that said, William Gault left and went to see our Savior.  Yes, Bill was born on May 6, 1943 and went hopefully to see God on September 17, 2018.  He was the lucky son of Matthew and Dorothy Gault, of Hunker, PA.  Bill after becoming an adult, moved to North Huntingdon.  He was the proud husband of Donna Jean Gault;  brother, David (Pam) Gault and Robert (Denise) Gault; mother and father-in-law, Rose and Dale Watson; and brother-in-law, Carl Skooglund.  He was  preceded in death by his brother, Matthew B. Gault III; sister, Sandra Skooglund; and brother-in-law Gary Watson.

Bill loved life and enjoyed what it gave.  He loved sports as a boy, playing football at Greensburg Salem and Hempfield.  He also enjoyed sharing his voice with others.  Singing in choirs, soloing and being in quartets.   After trying college at Allegheny the Navy is where he spent the next few years helping to defend this beautiful country.  He traveled quite a bit, stopping in Italy, France, Germany and Africa, just to name a few.  He also said hello to Laos, Vietnam and his favorite, Asia.  Bill loved to swim, so he joined the Navy and eventually became a Navy Seal.  There wasn't a rice paddy, swamp or forest he didn't like.  He got to know a few of them personally.  The citizens of those country's also got to know Bill and make him feel like one of their own.  When he got home, it was like being in a foreign country.  Bill was a pretty good cook too, and at one time even owned several restaurants in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  After retiring from the hospitality and catering business, Bill moved back home to PA.  Here, Bill sold insurance, computers, windows, phones and computer programs for ambulance and funeral homes for a while.  He then went on to working in the automotive business selling vehicles for Hamilton Buick before he retired again.  Bill was a lucky guy, he had many friends and acquaintances and a large family of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews whom he loved dearly, and his beloved dog Conner aka Bubber.  Yes, Bill loved his life and hopes that he will see you all again.  But not soon.  There will be no public visitations.  Arrangements made by the James  W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Julia M. Dill

September 11, 2018 |

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Julia M. (Kriss) Dill, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born June 20, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Pavelko) Kriss.  Julia was a homemaker, and was  the neighborhood "Avon Lady" for many years, and an avid bingo player.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dill; son-in-law, Ken Copeman; grandson, Michael Copeman; siblings, Helen Peroney, Eleanor Kubes and Peter Kriss.   She will be greatly missed by her children, Doreen Copeman, Audrey House and her husband, Edward, and Edward Dill Jr.; grandchildren, Chrissy (Jeff) Mastrangelo, Angie Sisko, Mark (Halle) Copeman, Susan (Mike) Martin, Debbie (Mike) Matthews and Allyson Copeman; and great-grandchildren, Madeline, Nathan, Sophia, Avery, Lucy, Kennedy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. John Moineau officiating.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  The family would like to thank all the staff at Westmoreland Manor for their compassionate care given to Julia over the last three years and most recently the staff of Bridges Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Eleanor Krick

September 10, 2018 |

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Eleanor Krick, 87, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at RNC of Greensburg.  She was born March 25, 1931 in East McKeesport, Pa, a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Fabry) Krick. Eleanor was a life time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a commercial artist by Matthews in Pittsburgh, a fashion designer in Canton, Ohio and was employed in the family business, "Krick's Country Catering" for over 40 years. She was a member of the Norwin Art League, Norwin AARP 3221, volunteer for the Norwin Chamber of Commerce,  and enjoyed painting, gardening and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George Krick. She is survived by her nephew, Darren Krick and his wife Gretchen and their son Griffin, sister-in-law, Suzanne Krick. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Joyce M. Pozzuto

September 07, 2018 |

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Joyce M. Pozzuto, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Christy Park,  passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  She was born July 12, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late William and Genevieve Roeder.  Prior to her retirement, Joyce was an administrative assistant for MSA Credit Union and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, playing games on her IPad and especially loved spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Herky) Pozzuto; and brother, Bill Roeder.  She is survived by her son, Herky Pozzuto and his wife, Courtney; daughter, Michelle Locke and her husband, Russell; brother, Ed (Marilyn) Roeder; sister-in-law, Nana Roeder; grandchildren, Adam (Evie) Locke, Brandon (Gabriella) Locke, Nick Locke, Matt Pozzuto, Maria (Zac) Allan, Chris (Lauren) Pozzuto and Jake Pozzuto; and great-granddaughter, Eden Rose Allan.  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 take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Donald M. Bush

August 25, 2018 |

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Donald M. Bush, 85, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  He was born February 10, 1933 in Chalfant, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Kato) Bush.  Prior to his retirement, Don was employed by the Veterans Administration, was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War, and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Greensburg.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Bush; and brother-in-law, Henry.  He is survived by his brother, Arthur Bush and his wife, Mary Jane; sisters, Marilyn McWilliams and her husband, Riley, Evelyn Zambo and her husband, John;  and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment will be private in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 

John F. Giron

August 24, 2018 |

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John F. Giron, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was born February 7, 1931 in Braddock, a son of the late John E. and Catherine (O'Bryan) Giron.

 
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Lloyd C. Guidas

August 21, 2018 |

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Lloyd C. Guidas, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home.  He was born September 18, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Mabel (Perkins) Guidas.

 
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