Sue W. Drescher

April 20, 2016 |

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Sue W. Drescher, age 84, of Coulter, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at her home. She was born October 17, 1931 in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Frank and Betty Gault Boden. Prior to her retirement, Sue was an assembler for FEMCO Electric and a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon. Sue was a 62 year charter member of the Coulter Vol. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and treasurer of Coulter Vol. Fire Department for 25 years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and ceramics. On March 16, 2016, she and her husband celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

 
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Lois M. Scandinaro

April 13, 2016 |

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Lois M. Scandinaro, age 82 of North Huntingdon, died April 12, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born July 10, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Robert and Loretta Mauer Thornton. Lois was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed crocheting, was  an avid card player, watching game shows, camping, jigsaw puzzles, word games, spending family time with her children and grandchildren.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank, daughters, Lois Scandinaro, Sandy Spudy and an infant daughter, three sisters, Loretta Rischer, Mary Wise and Betty Rall. She is survived by two sons, Frank (wife Beth), and Tom Scandinaro, one daughter, Lois Hathaway (husband Jack), three brothers, Bob, Joe and Jim Thornton, one sister Patricia Quesenberry , grandchildren, Tina Folmer, Dennis Erdly, Deborah Kuhens, John, Chris and Lee Scandinaro, Cassie Palmer, Matthew and Jessica Spudy, 17, great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 12 noon in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ruth E. Haberjak

April 12, 2016 |

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Ruth E. Haberjak, age 90, of Youngwood, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016  at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, PA.  She was born June 30, 1925 in Uniontown, a daughter of the late John Henry Freeman Sr. and Lula Tallentire Freeman Ehrenburg.  Prior to her retirement, Ruth worked for Cox's, McKeesport in the Credit Department.  She enjoyed macrame, playing bingo and singing.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Haberjak Sr; and brother, John Henry Freeman Jr.  She is survived by her son, Edward Jr. and his wife, Genevieve; daughter, Mary Panico and her husband, Julius; five grandchildren, Lisa Panico Jackson (William), Wendy Lieberum (Eric), Erin Toner (Tom), Leah and Edward Haberjak; three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Raelynn and Kaleb.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff, employees and caregivers at Redstone Highlands Greensburg for their continuous loving care.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Sheila M. Woods

April 10, 2016 |

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Sheila M. Woods, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born September 14, 1939, daughter of the late Bernard P. and Stella Witkowski McArdle. Prior to her retirement, Sheila was an I.C.U. nurse for Monsour Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Woods. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Agnes Church, 11400 St Agnes Ln, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. James W. Shirley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Joann H. (Hans) Pirl

April 08, 2016 |

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Joann H. (Hans) Pirl, age 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. She was born July 19, 1930 in Weirton, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Troy) Hans. She was a retired registered nurse and was a long time member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles.

 
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Lawrence (Larry) M. Rickard Jr.

April 07, 2016 |

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Edward J. Klotz Sr.

April 05, 2016 |

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Edward J. Klotz Sr., 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at his home. He was born October 21, 1928 in Duquesne, PA, a son of the late Michael and Anna Petrosko Klotz. Prior to his retirement, Edward was a masonry bricklayer for US Steel and was a Corporal in the US Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, White Oak Rod and Gun Club, life member of the NRA and American Legion Post 0344 for 46 years. Edward was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and yard work and was a Pittsburgh Sports Teams Fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Marie Czarnecki Klotz; sons, Michael and his wife, Sheila, Gary, Edward Jr. and his wife, Laurie; grandchildren, Michael, Stephen, Anna, E.J. III, and Zachary Klotz. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Liturgy will be held on Saturday at 12 noon in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Rita C. Hadbavny

April 05, 2016 |

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Rita C. Hadbavny, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born September 21, 1931 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary DeVera Pavlik. Rita was a member of St. Agnes Parish. She was a loving mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and enjoyed spending time gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Hadbavny; son, Timothy Hadbavny; brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Cyril Pavlik; sister, Irene Pavasik; and grandson, Daniel. She is survived by her sons, Michael Hadbavny, David Hadbavny and his wife, Cindee, Robert Hadbavny and his wife, Barb; daughter, Eileen Iwinski and her husband, Chuck; grandchildren, Scott, Kelly, Adam, Ryan, Jason, Jennifer, Justin, Joshua, Brandi; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Brooke, Justin, Cora, Conor, Brayden, Jocelyn; sister, Dolores Bombara; and her furry companion, Jackie. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. A blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Action For Animals, Route 217, Derry, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Patricia Spahr Miller

April 05, 2016 |

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Patricia Spahr Miller, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at her home. She was born February 23, 1936 in Greensburg, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Patricia was co-owner of Herminie Feed and Supply, Irwin and McKeesport stores. She was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where she was a past member of the Church Council, past member of the Board of Trustees, prayer group, and volunteer for the Vacation Bible School. She was past chairman of Reseda Jr. Women's Club, Reseda, CA, past chairman of North Irwin Jr. Women's Club, Mother Advisor of the Order of the Rainbow Girls and Den Mother for BSA. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William H. Miller; sons, Kevin Miller, Rev's. Kenneth Miller and his wife, Denise; daughter, Nadine Miller-Haelle and her husband, Frank; brother, Thomas Spahr and his wife, Donna; sister, Bonnie Koury; four grandchildren, Craig (Claudia) Miller, Kyle (Anna) Haelle, Justin Miller, Jenae Haelle; five great-grandchildren, Kristian, Alejandra, Sierra, Halley and William. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in Circleville United Methodist Church. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Mark A. Lavorini

March 29, 2016 |

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Mark A. Lavorini, 57 of North Huntingdon died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home. He was born July 1, 1958 in Lebanon, PA, a son of Marcia (Shirley) Lavorini and Nello and Irene Lavorini. Mark graduated from Sherwood High School, Class of 1976 and Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. He was employed as a Director of Commercial Sales for Dormont Appliance. He was the past president of BNI South Hills Chapter (Business Network International), and past State officer of the Pennsylvania Jaycees. He also enjoyed community service. Mark dressed as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus at various locations. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janel Perretta Lavorini, mother-in-law, Joan Perretta-Clark, sister, Tanya Williams. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 A.M. Mark loved all pets and animals. If desired, please make memorial contributions to ASPCA (American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) in memory of him. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

William Beard Jr.

March 29, 2016 |

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William "Bill" J. Beard Jr., 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born February 5, 1955 in Oakland, PA, a son of Lois Ochs Beard and the late William J. Beard Sr.  Bill was employed as a milk receiver for Schneider's Dairy, and was a member of the Irwin Moose and Irwin Moose Golf Club.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1974 and enjoyed antique cars and tropical fish.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl A. O'Neill and her husband, Jeff;  brother, James Beard and his wife, Vivian; two nephews, Jeffrey O'Neill Jr, James Beard; and niece, Brittne Beard.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Thomas E. Kehoe

March 24, 2016 |

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Thomas E. Kehoe, age 71,  formerly of North Huntingdon died March 23, 2016 at Woodcliffe Manor in Bethel Park, Pa. He was born November 26, 1944 in North Braddock, a son of the late Thomas F. and Anna Margaret Scanlon Kehoe. Prior to his retirement, Thomas was employed in the accounting department for both Nuclear Automation and Sunoco. He is survived by his daughter, Erin Hildreth and her husband James;  two sisters, Patricia Bell and her husband, Tom, Amy Weston and her husband, Michael. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Three Rivers Hospice. 

 

Dolores N. Marcinik

March 24, 2016 |

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Dolores N. Marcinik, 77, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  She was born July 4, 1938 in Coulter, PA, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Bigley Deemer.  Prior to her retirement, Dolores was a dispatcher for CSX Railroad and volunteered at various nursing homes.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother John F. "Dook" Deemer.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Marcinik; son Jonathan and his wife, Carla; brother, Bill Deemer; sister, Anita; two grandchildren, Anna, Faith; and nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Dian Matta

March 22, 2016 |

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Dian Matta 75, of North Huntingdon passed away March 22, 2016 at Forbes Regonial Hospital, Monroeville.  Born November 22, 1940 in McKeesport, daughter of Dorothy Johnson Allen and the late Robert C. Allen.  Dian was a Organist and Choir Director for Penns Woods United Methodist Church along with many other local churches.  She also performed various organ recitals in the area.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years Daniel, two daughters Debbie Short and her husband Dennis of Derry and Barb Matta and her husband Gene Lucas of North Huntingdon, two grandchildren Dustin and Michelle.  She was preceeded in death by her grandson Julian Lucas in 2003.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Kathleen Schoeneck and Pastor Drew Bell officiating.  Interment will be private at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Penns Woods United Methodist Church.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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.

 

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