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June Ann Long Gilmore-Koebler

January 09, 2020 |

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

June Ann Long Gilmore-Koebler, of Manor and Westmoreland City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Thanks to Pastor Glenn Meyers, of Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Westmoreland Manor A1 Floor, the staff, caregivers and nurses for their care and love to mom.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.
www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Giovanni Tommasi

January 07, 2020 |

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

Giovanni Tommasi, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020.  He was born, October 30, 1938 in Sicily, Italy, a son of the late Emanuele  and Rosa Tommasi.  Giovanni worked in the textiles manufacturing industry and was a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He enjoyed gardening, cooking and watching Italian soccer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Rosa Tommasi.  He is survived by his son, Elio Tommasi and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Rosa DeFeo and her husband, James; grandchildren, Gabby (Matt), Sabrina, Giovanni, James, Elaina and Elio; sisters, Lina Bonesio, Gina Tommasi, Giovanna Tommasi; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Bernard "Bernie" Edward Arndt

January 06, 2020 |

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

Bernard "Bernie" Edward Arndt, 77 years old, died of natural causes in his North Huntingdon home on January 5, 2020.  He was born on February 16, 1942, to Albert Leo Arndt and Bertha Ann Bachus Arndt.  Bernie proudly served in the Marine Corps for 4 years, stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and in Cuba where he received several medals and accommodations for good conduct, national defense service metal, rifle expert badge and pistol expert badge.  September 1968, Bernie married, the love of his life, Luanne "Lu" Nicole.  Bernie and Lu were the proud parents of one son, Richard "Richie" Arndt.  Bernie's work career included a long-term employment with Beckwith Machinery and Cleveland Brothers at their Murrysville site where he worked in computer programming and software troubleshooting.  Bernie loved to travel both nationally and internationally with his wife, as well as taking Lu antique shopping and to craft shows.  He also enjoyed taking his sister, Bridget, gambling.  He was a long-term resident of the Penns Woods community in North Huntingdon where he enjoyed sitting on his porch people watching and talking to the neighbors.  He also enjoyed supporting the many events sponsored by the Penns Woods Civic Association.  Bernie loved his family and his country.  He was known for his sarcastic sense of humor.  He is predeceased by his wife, Luanne; and his son Richie, as well as his siblings, Anna Mary Schwan, Joseph Arndt, Paul Arndt, Delores "Dee" Ley, and Walburga “Bridget” Arndt.  He is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.  Those who wish to remember Bernie in a special way are asked to make a donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Marine Corps Veterans Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Larry A. Bozick

January 02, 2020 |

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

Larry A. Bozick, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  He was born May 3, 1928 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Michael and Mary Bozick.  Prior to his retirement, Larry was a truck driver for Bettis and later worked for Lea's Flower Shop which he enjoyed, and was a veteran of the US Navy.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" A. Bozick.  He is survived by his daughter, Lori Pellegrino and her husband, Domenic; grandchildren, Anthony (Sommer) Pellegrino, Krystle (Anthony) Angrisani; great-grandchildren, Nickolas and Gianna Pellegrino.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas S. Vozar

December 31, 2019 |

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

Thomas S. Vozar, 91, of Pikesville, MD, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019.  He was born February 21, 1928 in East Pittsburgh, son of the late John and Susan (Smriga) Vozar.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a floor installer for Franklin Interiors, a member of Carpenters Union 1759,  a veteran of the US Army having served in Germany Post WWII and a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Garancsi) Vozar.  He is survived by his daughters, Debi Kiska and her husband, William, Tami Greenwalt and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Justin (Jessica) Kiska, Trey (Jaimie) Kiska; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Tucker.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.  A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph W. Teamann

December 31, 2019 |

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

Joseph W. Teamann, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019.  He was born January 20, 1943 in Rankin, a son of the late Arthur and Cecelia (Ridge) Teamann.  Prior to his retirement, Joe was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Irwin and a veteran of the US Navy having served during Vietnam.  He was president of NALC, National Association of Letter Carriers, former president of St. Agnes Athletic Association, coached various sports teams at St. Agnes including softball and ran Bingo.  He had a passion for horse and dog racing and enjoyed watching various sports.  He is survived by his wife, Karen Smarra Teamann; sons, Shawn (Cheryl) Teamann, George (Tina) Feltes, Brad (Katy) Feltes; daughters, Deborah Teamann, Tris (Don) Stephanic, Lauren (Ron) Gdovic; brothers, Arthur, James, Brian, Leo and Martin Teamann; sister, Felica Weisner' granddaughter, Jessica Emehizer; sister-in-law, Margaret Jadlocki; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and  nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.   A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, with Fr. John Moineau officiating.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard T. Eddy

December 27, 2019 |

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

Richard T. Eddy, 70, of Cherry Tree, Pa., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  He was born March 26, 1949 in McKeesport, a son of Thomas and Margaret (Ragosh) Eddy.  Richard was a graduate of Clarion University where he played football and was a member of St. Agnes Parish, a  board member of the Pioneer Lake Outdoor Club, and enjoyed boating, golfing and tinkering around the house.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Eddy.  He is survived by his wife, Donna (Appel) Eddy; sons, Jason Eddy and his wife, Sarah, Brad Eddy and his wife, Jennifer; brothers, James (Jan) Eddy, Thomas Eddy; grandchildren, Tristan, Kaleb, Wyatt and Madison.

 
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Stanley Thomas Jr.

December 27, 2019 |

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

Stanley Thomas Jr., 87, of Jeannette, formerly of Chalfant Boro, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  He was born June 18, 1932 in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late Stanley and Mary (Wirbilia) Thomas.  Prior to his retirement, Stanley was employed by Hammill Manufacturing Co. as a cleaning, packing and shipping clerk and enjoyed crafting, doing yardwork, and his love of Polka music.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Simone Thomas; siblings, Henry Thomas, Marie Beres, Stella Suznick, Constance Frowen and Richard Thomas.  He is survived by his sister, Loretta Lyons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Interment will be private in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Neal H. "Skip" Middleton

December 27, 2019 |

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

, 88 formerly of North Huntingdon and Lady Lake, Florida passed away December 17, 2019. He was born October 30, 1931 In McKeesport, the son of the late Neal and Henrietta McKenzie Middleton. Prior to his retirement, Neal was employed as a drafting manager by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was an avid golfer, woodworker and golf Smith. He was the founder of the Board of Directors which was a non profit group which helped special needs children and held Special Olympic events. He was a former volunteer for Rescue 8 and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angela Middleton, second wife Bettie J. Cassady Huff Middleton, a son Richard K. Middleton, two daughters, Cheryl Long and Angela Falk. He is survived by two sons, Daniel A. (Linda), Roger N. (Kimberly), one sister Jean Lewis, 7 grandchildren, 4 step children, 5 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642  from 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m.    www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Jay M. Pushinsky

December 26, 2019 |

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

Jay M. Pushinsky, 62, of Harrison City, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019.  He was born May 4, 1957 in Jeannette, a son of the late Michael and Mary Belle (Kemerer) Pushinsky.  Jay was a 1975 graduate of Penn Trafford Sr. High School and was a custodian maintenance worker for Seton Hill College, Pac Center and janitor for Westmoreland County Community College.  He enjoyed camping with his family at Mirror Lake Campground and Madison KOA, was an avid Steelers Fan and played Santa Claus for the VFW Post 781 and the campground.  He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Amy Thornton Pushinsky; daughter, Marlena Cunha and her husband, Carl; brother, Larry Pushinsky and his wife, Carolyn; grandchildren, Austin Pushinsky, Emily, Paige, Carl Jr. Cunha and Daniel Hysong-Cunha.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The ALS Association Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, PA  15209.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Marie A. Regina

December 17, 2019 |

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

Marie A. Regina, age 61 of North Huntingdon died December 17, 2019 at the Grove at Irwin. She was born January 10, 1958 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of Albert E. and the late Katherine Ann Mediate Regina. Marie was employed as an elementary  school teacher by Catholic Schools in Mckeesport . She was a 1976 Norwin graduate and also graduated from California University of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed crafts and movies. In addition to her father, she is survived by her sister, Barbara Abel; and God daughter, Rheanna Abel. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday 4-8 p.m. A blessing service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Theodore J. "Ted" Squires

December 12, 2019 |

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

Theodore J. "Ted" Squires, 86, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born December 19, 1932 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Clara (Jakoski) Squires.  Prior to his retirement, Ted was a rigger for US Steel National Tube Works and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War where he was proud to cook and serve the troops.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and St. Agnes Parish where he sang in the choir for 49 years.  He enjoyed music all of his life playing the guitar and organ.    Over the years, Ted enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball, polka dancing and vacationing in Florida. He was most proud of his daughters and all of their musical talents.   He adored his grandchildren and all of their accomplishments.   He was the most loving and friendly gentleman and was noted for having the the most beautiful blue eyes that everyone noticed and commented on.  Ted was a devout Catholic who faithfully prayed the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and Robert "Lefty" Squires.  He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Loretta (Kuznar) Squires; daughters, Karen Kustra and her husband, Ray, Sharon "Sherri" Estrada and her husband, Mike, Lorraine "Lori" Kudla and her husband, Mark, Dona Alverson and her husband, Lee; and 5 grandchildren, Tom, Stephen, Amanda, Rachel and Amy; and great-granddaughter, Hazel.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Stephen T. Skowronski

December 09, 2019 |

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

Stephen T. Skowronski, 95, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019.  He was born August 18, 1924 in Braddock, a son of the late Bronislaw and Josephine (Casper) Skowronski.  Prior to his retirement, Stephen was a steelworker for US Steel and was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, a volunteer for Rescue 8 and enjoyed traveling.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma J. Berthold Skowronski; infant sister, Sofie; and brothers, Stanley, Kie, Chester, Frank, Adam, Vincent, Andrew and twin brother, Walter.  He is survived by his niece, Elaine Merkel and her husband Tom, and numerous nieces and nephews.  There will be no public visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mark E. Laber

December 07, 2019 |

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

Mark E. Laber, 56, of Irwin, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 6, 2019.  He was born May 28, 1963 in Miami, FL, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Tomajko) Laber.  Mark was a machine set up operator for Wabtec Corp.  in Greensburg.  He was a 1982 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and later earned his degree in Industrial Technology from California University of PA.  He loved fishing and boating and enjoyed being a part of family gatherings.  He is survived by his brother, Jeffrey Laber and his wife, Doreen; sister, Laurie Gillott and her husband, Greg; niece Madeline (Tyson) Stupy; and nephew, Matthew Gillott.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA  02339 in memory of his mother Barbara.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Iona G. Diamond

December 07, 2019 |

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

Iona G. Diamond, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019.  She was born May 15, 1930 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Orie (Davis) Bowman.  Iona was a member of St. Agnes Parish and AARP 3221 N. Huntingdon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Diamond; brother, Frank Bender; sisters, June Bennett and Hazel Wood.  She is survived by her children, Patricia Peripanos and her husband, Gus, James Diamond and his wife, Betty, Judy Pozzuto, Richard Diamond and his wife, Chris; sister, Velma Mimnaugh; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.