William J. Dworek

March 21, 2016 |

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William J. Dworek, age 71 of North Huntingdon died March 18, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born August 13, 1944 in Glassport, a son of the late Bernard and Emily Kukowski Dworek Sr. William was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Tool and Die maker by Elizabeth Carbide.He was a social member of the Larimer V.F.D. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Margaret Dunmire Taber. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rose Mary Dunmire Dworek, two brothers, Tom and Larry Dunmire, three nephews, Ron, Dan and Bobby Tabers. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 10a.m. at St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon. Memorials may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Edward A. Tomko Sr.

March 17, 2016 |

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Edward A. Tomko Sr., 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Hamilton Hills Assisted Living, Turtle Creek, PA. He was born April 3, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael Tomko and Elizabeth Hudachko Tomko Sebula. Ed was a charter member of St. Agnes Church North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Fisher Body Division of General Motors with 30 years of service. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps having served during WWII.

 
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Patsy Macioce Jr.

March 17, 2016 |

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Patsy A. Macioce Jr., 91, of Penn Hills, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 23, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Patsy A. and Mary Viglietta Macioce Sr. Prior to his retirement at the age of 82, Patsy was a carpet and furniture salesman for Hahn Furniture and Kaufmann's Department Store in Monroeville. He was a member of St. Bernadette Parish, Monroeville, member of the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, and was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII as an infantry soldier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Granata Macioce; brother Anthony; and sister Bernadette Bencivenga Sandrock.

 
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Robert Farneth

March 17, 2016 |

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Robert (Bob) Lester Farneth, 90, of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Plum Borough, died of heart failure on March 13, 2016 at UPMC East Medical Center. Robert was born in Plum Borough on August 11, 1925 to Ralph and Florence McIntyre Farneth, the 5th of 8 children. After graduating from New Kensington High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-46 and served in the 22nd Marine Regiment in the South Pacific. He worked at PPG Industries and Koppers Company, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He married Phyllis Evelyn Lucas in 1949 and together they had four children. They lived for more than 50 years on Logan's Ferry Hill, Plum Borough, on land that had been in the Farneth family for generations.

 
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Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish

March 17, 2016 |

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Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish, 90, of Hudson, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon passed away on Monday, March 14 in St. Petersburg, FL. Born November 25,1925 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Olivia McGill. Mary Jane enjoyed a long teaching career in the Norwin School District. She was a devout Catholic and spent much of her free time reading, swimming, sewing, and working crossword puzzles.

 
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Albert E. Stratton

March 17, 2016 |

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Alberta E. Stratton, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her home. She was born March 14, 1938 in Wilkinsburg, PA, daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Bain Common. Prior to her retirement, Alberta was a driver for Laidlaw, Norwin School District. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, VFW Post 781 Ladies Auxiliary and was co-owner of Stratton Saddle Shop.

 
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Edwin R. Stumme

March 10, 2016 |

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Edwin R. Stumme, age 86 of North Huntingdon died March 10, 2016 at Riverside Nursing Center. He was born July 24, 1929 in North Versailles, a son of the late Theodore and Dorothy Kelly Stumme. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Edwin was employed by U.S. Steel Irwin Works. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon. He also sang in the choir at St. John's Church for over 40 years, a member of the quartet group called the Overtones and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War .

 
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Richard J. Heckel

March 07, 2016 |

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Richard J. Heckel, 90, of North Hunrtingdon, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born March 19, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Henry and Eva Holjack Heckel. Prior to his retirement, Richard worked in law enforcement as chief of police for Penn Township in the 1950's, police officer for East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Security, and a lab assistant for Westinghouse Research, Churchill, PA. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church and a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served in the Air Force with 20 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

 
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John "Charles" Shick

March 02, 2016 |

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John "Charles" Shick, 77, of North Huntingdon, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away March 1, 2016 at home.  He was born April 1, 1938 in West Mifflin, a son of the late John R. and Elizabeth King Shick.  Prior to his retirement, John was a die maker for Fisher Body.  He was a former member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church, a member of Circleville United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon AARP,  the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Group.  He is survived by his wife, Rowena "Dutch" Baker Shick; two sons, Paul Shick, Edward Shick and his wife, Yvonne; two daughters, Darlene Shick, Karen Schmidt and her husband, Andrew; sister, Sara Busdosh; grandchildren, Jonathan Schmidt, Chance Shick, Kya Shick, Andrew Schmidt (Veronica), LeAnne Looker (Paul); three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m.  and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m at Circleville United Methodist Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Darlene Jean Thorp

February 23, 2016 |

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Darlene Jean Thorp, 75, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  She was born July 19, 1940 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Thorp.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stewart.  She is survived  her four sons, John, Richard, Gary, and Charles (Carla) Blon; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Friday from 4-5 p.m.  followed by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter, Lincoln Way, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Julia T. Benvin

February 06, 2016 |

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Julia T. Benvin, age 74 of North Huntingdon died February 5, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital. She was born February 28, 1941 in Dublin, Ireland, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Bryne Nugent. Julia enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sean and Eddie, one sister, Marie. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph J. Benvin, four sons, Sean Benvin and his wife Nicole, Ryan Benvin and his wife Paula, Wayne and Garry Aiken, one daughter Tara Ferraro and her husband Steven, three brothers, Jim, Willie and Paddy, two sisters, Hannah and Dolores, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

 
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Pearl M. Buchanan

February 04, 2016 |

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Pearl M. Buchanan, 77, of North Huntingdon passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 after a courageous struggle with Leukemia, surrounded by her children at her home. She was born February 6, 1938 in Somerset, PA, daughter of the late Peter and Lydia Pyle Hoyle. Prior to her retirement, Pearl was a Home Interiors Consultant, was a member of Norwin Alliance Church and the Norwin Democratic Club. She enjoyed decorating, shopping for her family and loved her pets, Jack, Butters and Tim.

 
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Sean T. Braden

January 31, 2016 |

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Sean T. Braden, age 49, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born October 4, 1966 in Baltimore Maryland, son of the late Thomas and Margaret Anna Knopp Braden.

 
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Brenda A. Braden

January 31, 2016 |

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Brenda A. Hoffman Braden, age 54, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born March 27, 1961 in Greensburg, PA, daughter of Nancy Lee Sager Selia, stepfather James Selia, and the late Clarence Hoffman. Brenda was employed as a housekeeper for William Penn Care Center, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, and attended Yough High School.

 
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Sheila Dolores Smith-Perrino

January 22, 2016 |

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Sheila Dolores Smith-Perrino (68) born in Homewood, PA July 8, 1947 died in her home with her family around her. Sheila's lively, upbeat & happy spirit left a mark on all who met her & loved her. She leaves behind her husband Nicholas Perrino, her daughter Lori Huemme Diaz & her son Thomas Huemme Jr. along with 6 grandchildren.

 
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