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Loretta Lyons

October 14, 2022 |

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

Loretta Lyons, 86, of Hempfield Township, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born May 25, 1936 in East Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Wirbilia) Thomas. Prior to her retirement, Loretta was a clerical secretary for Westinghouse. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going out to lunch and dinner with her family and friends, socializing with her bowling friends, spending time with her extended family and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Lyons; brothers, Stanley, Richard and Henry Thomas; sisters, Marie Beres, Genevieve Beck, Stella Suznick and Constance Frowen. She is survived by several nieces and nephews who will remember the good conversations, her quick wit and humor. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Catherine Bradley

October 12, 2022 |

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

Mary Catherine Bradley, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born August 15, 1936 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George E. "Casey"  and Sara (Donahue) Bradley.  Prior to her retirement, Mary Catherine was an elementary school teacher and librarian.  She was a graduate of California State University and the University of Duquesne.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and National AARP.  Mary Catherine was pursuing a hobby in acting and was a volunteer radio reader with the Radio Information Service of Pittsburgh.  She is survived by several cousins.  Friends will be received from 9 -10:30 a.m. on Friday  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service  will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Huong Thi Nguyen

October 10, 2022 |

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

Huong Nguyen, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born April 10, 1966 in Quang Nam, Vietnam, daughter of the late Doan Nguyen and Dong Thi Nguyen.  Huong was a nail technician for Sky Nails in Jeannette.  She is survived by her husband, Hieu Nguyen; son, Trung Dinh Nguyen, Truc Thanh Nguyen and Tin Trong Nguyen.  Family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas John Knaus

October 09, 2022 |

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

Thomas John Knaus, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home. Tom was born in McKeesport, Pa. on April 11, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Knaus and Lydia Matias Knaus and baby son, Thomas. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 54 years, Marlene Terek Knaus. He is also survived by his son, Kevin Knaus of N. Huntingdon and by his remarkable grandchildren Juliet, Samuel and Ian, of Indiana Twp. He is also survived by his younger sister, Kathy Jo of Spring City, Utah. Tom grew up in Glassport, and graduated from Glassport High School in 1965. Tom was a fine all around athlete and enjoyed all the sports teams in the area. He was an avid golfer still waiting for the elusive hole-in-one. Tom attended California State College and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in education. He also received his masters degree in 1974. Tom taught 33 years in the Duquesne School District as an Industrial Arts teacher. Tom was a veteran of the US Army Reserves, assigned to the 46H Replacement Company in Pittsburgh. He received his honorable discharge in 1976. Friends will be received from 2-7 on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Stanley Hess

October 08, 2022 |

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

Stanley Hess, 88 of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home. He was born December 4, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pa. ,a son of the late Albert H and Emma Ours Hess. Stanley was a graduate of Logan High School in West Virginia. Prior to his retirement, Stanley was employed as a Lab Technician by PPG and was a former security guard for Burns Security. He enjoyed old records, and spending time with his grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Long Hess, and daughter, Kathy Hess. He is survived by his two sons, Paul , Timothy (Gloria) three daughters, Deborah Shawley (Al), Mary A. Cella (Mike) and Janice Marsiglio (John) 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 A.M. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Please go directly to the grave. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Susan Margaret Jalosky

October 06, 2022 |

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

Susan Margaret Jalosky (Hill), 60, passed into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 6, 2022 at her home in N. Irwin, PA.  She was born to George E. Hill and the late Franceen E. Hill on Feb. 13, 1962 in Endicott, NY.  Susan was a graduate of Owego Free Academy (1980) & Houghton University (1985).

Susan served her Lord as a member of Circleville UMC and at Norwin Nazarene Church where she was the district children’s quizzing director for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Daryl Jalosky.  In addition to her father (Betty), she is survived by her son, Jonathan Jalosky (Ellen), granddaughters Alethea & Layla, siblings Lynette Abbott (Joe), Heather Campbell (Paul), Daniel Hill (Johanna) and many loved nieces and nephews.

 
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Jill Elizabeth Coates

October 06, 2022 |

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

Jill Elizabeth Coates, 57, of North Irwin, residing in Coulter passed away, October 5, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 9, 1965 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Charles Lester and Shirley Amardea Coates. Jill enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and her cat Cami. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David and a sister Christine. She is survived her husband Dennis R. Miller, a brother Jay Coates, sister in law, Joyce Coates. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Saturday 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at noon in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Coulter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan Sophia Yurkov

October 05, 2022 |

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

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Joan Sophia Yurkov, 85, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022.  Joan was born to Martin and Sophia Yurko on November 22, 1936, in North Braddock, PA. She grew  up surrounded by many cousins and her dedicate canine companion, Snooty.  Joan was a graduate of Scott High School. After graduation, she joined Bell Telephone as a telephone operator for several years prior to marrying her loving husband, Zolton Emil Yurkov, on October 23, 1965.  Joan loved animals, especially dogs. She was an enthusiastic crafter, football fan, reader, and history buff. Above all, her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a dedicated Girl Scout leader and spent countless hours attending sports practices and games of her children and grandchildren. Joan enjoyed many adventures and often traveled the United States with her family and high school best friends. Joan was a longstanding member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Legion of Mary. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon, PA, since 1965 and sang in St. Agnes adult choir for over 30 years. Joan is survived by her two daughters, Carol Ann Spisso and Donna Marie Kolat, and her five grandchildren: Mara Spisso DeCapito (Philip), Marco Spisso, Nicholas Kolat (Natalie), Abra Spisso Podoliak (Jon), and Erin Kolat (Ray Munden). All of whom loved and cherished her deeply.

 
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Diane L. Rohal

October 04, 2022 |

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

Diane L. Rohal, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 3, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born, April 18, 1948 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Lester and Helen (Pottinger) Alexander.  Prior to her retirement, Diane was a social worker for the City of McKeesport Welfare Office.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, trips to the Outer Banks and  spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Rohal, and son, Todd Rohal.  She is survived by her son, Bryan Rohal; daughter, Amy Rohal and her fiance, Matt; grandchildren, Jonathan, Alexander and Chance; sister, Nancy Etherington and her husband, Bob.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,  North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Walter J. Kustra

October 04, 2022 |

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

Walter J. Kustra, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 3, 2022 peacefully at home.  He was born June 16, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Ann Kustra.  Prior to his retirement, Walter was a pattern maker for US Steel, National Tube Works and when the department closed he transferred to the carpenter shop with a total of 35 years of service.  

He was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of '48 where he was a WPIAL All State Guard and class president.  Walter was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War and a  member of St. Agnes Parish and P.N.A. McKeesport Lodge 352.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, growing his garden and spending time at his log cabin hunting camp that he and his son built.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Macik) Kustra; brother, John Kustra; and sister, Stella Ruccio.  He is survived by his loving children, Ronald Kustra; daughters, Roberta Hoffmann and Lisa Kustra; brother, Albert Kustra; sisters, Irene Squires, Eleanor Todaro; grandchildren, Anthony and Nicole.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Richard J. Love

October 01, 2022 |

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

Richard J. Love, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September, 30, 2022 at home.  He was born October 4, 1950 a son of the late William and Katherine (O'Conner) Love.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was an operating engineer for Local 66 and attended First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport.  He enjoyed playing softball, hunting, was a model train enthusiast and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Leo.  He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Lori (Nindle) Love; daughters, Katie Grubbs and her husband, Robert, Jamie Stone; brother, Ronald (Vivian) Love; sister, Kathy (John) Wheeler; Papa to, Jaelyn, Jakob and Emry; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nancy S. Shuber

October 01, 2022 |

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

Nancy Shuber, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  She was born October 5, 1943 in Plum, a daughter of the late Morris and Minnie Machen.  Prior to her retirement, Nancy worked for Monsour Hospital and later became an administrative assistant for family practice residency at Shadyside Hospital and after retirement worked at the family business, Shuber Service.  She was a member of Herminie Methodist Church and enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas and visiting the casinos and her Thursday night Whiskey and cookies with her cousin, Jen.  Nancy was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and canine companion, Robin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Shuber; daughter, Barbara Shuber Eiser; brother, Robert; sister, Rose "Pat" George; half-sister, Grace Seemuth; and half-brother, Alan.  She is survived by her son, Stephen Shuber and his wife, Renee; two granddaughters, Anna and Megan; and brother, Bobby Machen.  Friends will be received from 6-8  p.m. on Thursday and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lawrence "Larry" A. Sinchar

September 28, 2022 |

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

Lawrence "Larry" A. Sinchar, 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at UPMC East.  He was born April 27, 1959, a son of the late John E. and Margaret (Jozwick) Sinchar.  Larry retired in 2021 after over 40 years of service as an auto body technician from Riverview Chevrolet, (formerly Tom Clark Chevrolet).  He was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  He was a social member of Hartford Heights Firemen's Club, Fairmont Hahntown Fire Dept. Social Club, Irwin Moose Lodge #236 and St. Joseph Polish Club where everyone knew him as Uncle Larry.  He was a loyal customer of Mr. Smokes where he stopped to play his numbers each day.  He never hit the big one but never lost hope.  He loved Miller Lite and his books of the year, and hated sprinkles on birthday cakes.  Over the years, he belonged to both bowling and golf leagues with the Polish National Alliance #352.  He is survived by his wife, Joanna Sinchar; step daughter, Kylie (Richard) Smith; pappy to Alexee Smith and Coleson Smith.  He is the youngest of five brothers, Ronald, Gerald (Carol), Mark, Gregory (Bernadette); numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Moosecharities.org.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Beverly Lee Yosko

September 26, 2022 |

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

Beverly Lee Yosko, 70, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022 at her home.  She was born June 26, 1952 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Robert and Norma Jean Crawford.  Prior to her retirement, Beverly was a secretary for Lico Chemical Co. and was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, McKeesport.  She was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, photography, taking annual trips to Topsail Beach, NC and her canine companion, Joey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Crawford and sister, Mary Jane Patterson.  She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Kenneth E. Yosko; son, Kenneth Yosko and his wife, Hayley; daughter, Jennifer Stafford; and grandson, Ryder.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, 413 Shaw Avenue, McKeesport, PA  15132  in memory of Beverly.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Laurie Elaine Prenatt

September 23, 2022 |

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

Laurie Elaine Prenatt, 55, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022. She was born December 5, 1966 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Glenn and Amelia (Exton) Wilson. Laurie was a sales representative for UPS for 20 years and a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Hempfield Sr. High School Class of '84 and went onto Clarion University and received her bachelor's degree in communications. She enjoyed scrapbooking, walking her dog, Zala, taking trips to the beach and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Gregg. She is survived by her loving husband, Patrick A. Prenatt; sons, Nathan and his wife, Courtney, and Adam; daughter, Megan; brothers, Dale and Gregg Wilson; sister, Diane Palmer; grandson, Carter; niece, Heather; and great niece, Addison. and sister in law Tracy.  Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of her mother, Amelia. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


 

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