Gene E. Minerva

December 03, 2018 |

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Gene E. Minerva, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018.  He was born October 10, 1938 in McKeesport, PA, a son of the late James and Velma (Dakin) Minerva.  Prior to his retirement, Gene was a truck driver and a veteran of the US Army having served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Guffey Club since 1977 where he served as president for 30 years, member of Frederick Franklin Masonic Lodge 14 for 45 years and Youngwood Sportsman's Club, and loved taking motorcycle trips.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Beasley;  brother, Vincent James Minerva; and sister, Louella Taylor.  He is survived by his wife, Joanne Raynak; sons, Jim Minerva and his wife, Elizabeth, Tim Minerva and his wife, Jill; stepson David Raynak and his wife, Saundra, Jonathan Raynak and his wife Stacey; brother, Glenn Minerva and his wife, Jean; grandchildren, Nicholas (Maureen) Minerva, Jonna (Brandon) Nedley, Isla Minerva, Camden Minerva, Matthew, Kayla and Cameron Raynak; great-grandchildren, Carson and Payton Nedley; and his beloved spaniel, Brittany.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Wounded Warriors Project.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Michael T. Horvath

December 03, 2018 |

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Michael T. Horvath, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Harbour Senior Living of Monroeville.  He was born July 8, 1929 in Lansford, Pa., a son of the late Martin and Mary (Yadvish) Horvath.  Prior to his retirement, Michael was a conductor for the Union Railroad and a WWII and Korean War veteran having served as a paratrooper in the US Army.  He loved to play the organ, gamble and watch the Pittsburgh Steelers.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Horvath and second wife, Antoinette Horvath; sons, Michael S. and Ronald M. Horvath; daughters, Carol Knapp and Linda J. Miller; and sister, Mary Benko.  He is survived by his brother, Martin Horvath; stepson, Richard Yednak and his wife, Jeanne; step-daughter, Diane Haag and her husband, Gregory; grandchildren, James (Jennifer) Miller, John (Darci) Miller, Nicholas (Lea) Horvath, Jennifer (Tim) Davis; step grandchildren, Robin (David) Ente, Darren Haag, Kelli (Jerod) Hobbs, Travis Yednak; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  A funeral service will follow at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.[[image

 

Sandra K. Wootton

December 01, 2018 |

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Sandra Booher Wootton, 80, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness.  She was born on December 29, 1937 in Pitcairn, to the late Dorothy and Chester Booher.  Sandra spent her life dedicated to her family and her community.  In 1959 she graduated from California State Teaching College and began teaching in White Oak, then moved to the Norwin School District where she taught kindergarten and substituted for many years.  She was also a Sunday school teacher and board member at Christ United Presbyterian Church and a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.  She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Enoch "Woody" Wootton; her children, Jeffrey (Shery) Wootton, Sharyl Dickie (the late Robert Dickie) and Cristine (David) Dempsey; grandchildren, Greg Thomas, Scott (Stephanie) Swanson, and Chelsea Dempsey; great-grandsons, Brenden and Owen Swanson; brother, Donald (Lana) Booher; numerous nieces and nephews; and her partner-in-crime, Max (Puggle).  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  During the service, there will be a time to share memories of Sandra.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Jeanne M. Bunyan

November 30, 2018 |

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Jeanne M. Bunyan, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2018. She was born May 12, 1928 in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Marshall) Wesner. Prior to her retirement, Jeanne was an RN for Kane Regional Center and a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed baking and loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Bunyan in 1990. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Interment will be private in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon to celebrate Jeanne's life.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ralph R. Courtley

November 26, 2018 |

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Ralph R. Courtley, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  He was born, December 22, 1931, in Braddock, a son of the late Robert and Christina (Wigle) Courtley.  Prior to his retirement, he was a security guard for Mesta Machine Company.  Ralph was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading, especially his Bible, cooking, and spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Dingel Courtley; and sister, Edna Bowman.  He is survived by his son, Robert Courtley and his wife, Camille; daughters, Linda Gabersek and her husband George, Sandra Carson and her husband Warren;  grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel and Jacob Courtley, Scott and Jaison (Kelly) Marshall, Jennifer (Will) Stouffer, Jeffrey, Darryl and Tony Carson, Chad Gabersek and Jessica Atwater; and five great-grandchildren,   Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www,shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Walter B. Yager

November 23, 2018 |

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Walter B. Yager, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  He was born April 20, 1943 in Versailles Boro, a son of the late Walter B. and LaVerne (Sullivan) Yager.  Prior to his retirement, Walter was a CFO for Braddock Medical Center for 30 years and was a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1961.  Walter was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, McKeesport Boys and Girls Club, volunteered with the veterans organizations and brought the Vietnam Wall to Renzie Park in August with the dedication and help of his friend, Ryan Dinicola, and dedicated it to his son, Sean.  He was also involved with the Vietnam Veterans Inc., Vietnam Breakfast Club and the McKeesport Lions Club.  Walter was a kind and generous man that would give you the shirt off his back.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Sean Yager.  He is survived by his loving wife, Lavonne (Chancio) Yager; daughter, Holly Adam and her husband, Dale; half-brother, Robert Kappler Jr.; his three grandchildren who he adored and they called him "BUM", Cody, Kayla and Ryan.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 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.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Shirley Orr

November 23, 2018 |

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Shirley Orr, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  She was born August 20, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ralph and Nellie Hempel Kimmel.  Prior to her retirement, Shirley was a food service prep for Isalys, Marriott and Kerber's, and was a homemaker and loved to cook.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Orr Sr.; daughter, Vickie Suggars; and brothers, Ralph and Howard.  She is survived by her son, Richard Jr. (Catherine); daughter, Shirley Favero ( Tony); sister, Betty Meloney; four grandchildren, Jessica, Lindsay, Richard III, Mackenzie; four great- grandchildren, Nicholas, Brianna, Rylee and Carson. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment Irwin Union Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Joyce G. Brown

November 22, 2018 |

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, age 63 of Greensburg died November 21, 2018 at her home. She was born February 2, 1955 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Willard and Maxine Sypolt Kleppinger. Joyce was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene. She was musically inclined and enjoyed southern gospel music. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mark in 2016, and one stepson. She is survived by her son Todd and his wife Carrie, one daughter, Amy Gurki, two stepsons, two sisters, Patti Smith (Rick Morris), Dawn Jalosky (David), 8 grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 24 at 11 a.m. at  the Norwin Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Nate Patnode officiating. Memorials may be made to the family in lieu of flowers. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Anastasia Visocky

November 20, 2018 |

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Anastasia "Ann" Visocky, 95, of Redstone Highlands North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018. She was born on October 19, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant, PA, a daughter of the late Edward and Lottie Skero. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Florence Potocki, Elizabeth Honeychuck, Irene Palko, and Mary Kuzar; and her son-in-law, Daniel Kovac. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Frank J. Visocky; children,  Edward Visocky (Denise), Janet Kovac, Catherine Tokar (Robert); grandchildren, Jena (Andy) Whipkey, Danielle (Scott) Lang, Jake (Nicole) Kovac, and Corey Tokar; great-grandchildren, Hannah Lang, Mason Lang, Xavier Lang, Aaron Kovac and Luke Kovac; sister, Vi Shilbilski; brother, Walter Skero; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of St Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon and the Christian Mothers. She loved baking, crocheting, and socializing with people. She will be fondly remembered for her patience, beautiful smile and caring affection toward everyone she met.  She will be dearly missed by all.

Friends and family will be received on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon from  2-6 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St Agnes on Saturday at 11:30 am.  Donations may be made to Operation Santa Claus or Redstone Home Care and Hospice Care in memory of Ann.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Robert S. Koncerak

November 14, 2018 |

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Robert S. Koncerak, 87 of North Huntingdon died November 14, 2018 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon. He was born July 27, 1931 in North Braddock, a son of the late Stephen and Margaret Paylo Koncerak. Robert was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a draftsman by Westinghouse Electric. He enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his sons and was formerly involved with the Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Koncerak, two sisters, Margaret Balacko and Irene Kovac. He is survived by his dearly,  beloved wife of 65 years Catherine Crans Koncerak, four sons, Edward, Robert (Carol), William (Betsy), Kenneth (Adrienne) 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Friday 2-4,6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church followed by interment in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. www.shirleyfunerlalhome.com.

 

M. Ruth Yacko

November 10, 2018 |

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M. Ruth Yacko, 86, a resident of Concordia Lutheran Home, Cabot, Pa. formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, November 10,2018. She was born March 7, 1932, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John Robert and Mary Elizabeth White Jones. She was a member of Norwin Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess. She was also involved in leading women’s prayer fellowship, children’s church,  youth group, VBS and nursery,  also backyard clubs at her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Peter Yacko; sons, Lowell and Darrell Yacko; brother Ellis Jones and sisters; Elizabeth Bowland and Doris Morrison. She is survived by daughters, Mary Forbes, and Darlene (John) Hanko; daughter-in-law, Verla Jenkins Yacko, seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Jenks officiating.  Interment will take place at Long Run Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

James T. Kovalcin

November 10, 2018 |

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James T. Kovalcin, age 86 of North Huntingdon died November 9, 2018 at his home. He was born July 25, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Palyo Kovalcin. James was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a metallurgist for U.S. Steel Duquesne Works. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War  . He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Evelyn Jones Kovalcin, 4 brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two sons, Bob Kovalcin, Craig Kovalcin (Sherri), one daughter, Andrea Kovalcin (Chris), 7 grandchildren, Christopher,Derek (Nicole), Jessica (Bryan),Bobbie, Zachary (Brittany), Mollie, Cody, 7 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Monday 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church followed by interment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Norwin Community Resource Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Elsie B. Proctor

November 09, 2018 |

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,Elsie B. Proctor 93 of North Huntingdon died November 9, 2018 at  Excela Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born September 6, 1925 in Eighty Four, PA.  Daughter of the late Charles and Katherine McCabe Bowers.  Prior to retirement Elsie was employed as a Teller at Irwin Bank & Trust with 24 years of service.  She was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church and AARP Chapter 3221.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Mason Proctor in 1996 and sister Ada Barber.  She is survived by son Richard (wife Carol) Proctor, grandchildren Kelli (husband Joseph) Maryanski and Jason (wife Julie) Proctor.  Great grand children Kiera, Kaetlyn. Austin, Tyler, and Kathryn, special friends, Betty Gonos, Beverly and Marshall Gorr.    Visitation will be Sunday 2-4,6-8 p.m  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com . Memorials may be made to Circleville United Methodist Church.

 

LaVerne Katherine Little

November 07, 2018 |

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LaVerne Katherine Little, 79, of North Huntingdon, died at home, Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  She was born December 10, 1938 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Matilda (Kirschner) Kalkbrenner.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ernest Schneider (1957-1982) and husband, Paul Little (1984-1997).  She is survived by four daughters, Tammy Gribbin and her husband, Ronald, Robin Schneider, Lori Gallagher and her husband Ronald and Faith Kosmack and her husband, Joseph.  Two step-daughters, Sharon Yoder and her husband, Carl, and Janice Lyle and her husband, Kurt; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and 16 step great-grandchildren.  Brothers, Ralph Kalkbrenner, James Kalkbrenner and Raymond Kalkbrenner.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. in The Christian Center, 130 Charity Lane, Belle Vernon, PA  15012.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Connie D. Misavage

November 06, 2018 |

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Connie Misavage, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Point Pleasant Retirement Community.  She was born October 10, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Luciano and Clementina (Trovarelli) DiAntonio.  Prior to her retirement, Connie was a draftsman for Westinghouse and was a member of St. Agnes Church.  After retirement, she taught guitar lessons to young adults in North Huntingdon and later moved to Florida in 1981 and was an avid tennis player and belonged to several tennis leagues.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Misavage; brothers, Americo and Gustine DiAntonio.  She is survived by her son, Eric Misavage and his wife, Sylvia; daughters, Lisa Findlay, Susan Misavage and her husband, Robert Jasinski, Kristina Laney and her husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Nicholas Laney, Lauren (Bryan) Worsham, Nathan Findlay, Alex Findlay, Trista Laney, Erin Findlay; and six great-grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial mass will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.   Interment will be private.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Connie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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