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Loretta Peters

February 28, 2024 |

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

Loretta Peters, age 89 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 26, 2024 at her home alongside her beloved husband William. She was born on July 15, 1934 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen Szajna Dulnikowski.  Prior to her retirement, Loretta was employed as a traveling Marketing Representative for Hallmark, and curated extensive collections of ornaments for all of her grandchildren. She also worked as a Secretary for G.C. Murphy's in McKeesport. She was a member of New Hope Church. Loretta loved reading ( most especially cookbooks), line dancing and polka dancing at the SNPJ with her husband William. She was a self-proclaimed fashionista and enjoyed anything sparkly.   Loretta was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Dulnikowski, Jr. She is survived by  three children, Charisse Peters, Holly Wrote (Robert), and Brian Peters (Cheryl),  grandchildren Maria (Josh) McIntyre, Olivia Kegg (John Fedorek), Julia Kegg (Nolan Wolfe), Alexander Wrote, Adam Wrote, Evan Wrote, Jackson Wrote, and Joshua Peters.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Friday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. A funeral service will take place in New Hope Church in North Huntingdon on Saturday at 11 A.M. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Hope Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William S. Peters

February 28, 2024 |

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

William S. Peters, age 91 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 26, 2024 at his home, alongside his loving wife Loretta. He was born in Seward, Pennsylvania, on April 21, 1932, a son of the late Paul Peters and Margaret Acesick. He was a  proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1952-1954. Prior to his retirement, William was employed through the Iron Workers Union #3 and worked on the construction of numerous iconic Pittsburgh landmarks including Three Rivers Stadium, the U.S. Steel Tower, and many of the city's bridges.  William was a  member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Irwin.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, hunting, biking on trails, exercising, and dancing at the SNPJ, Chrystal Ballroom and other locales with his wife Loretta. He is survived by three children, Charisse Peters, Holly Wrote (Robert), and Brian Peters (Cheryl) ,  grandchildren Maria (Josh) McIntyre, Olivia Kegg (John Fedorek), Julia Kegg (Nolan Wolfe), Alexander Wrote, Adam Wrote, Evan Wrote, Jackson Wrote, and Joshua Peters.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Friday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. A funeral service will take place in New Hope Church in North Huntingdon on Saturday at 11 A.M. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Hope Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ruth A. Watson

February 28, 2024 |

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

Ruth A. Watson, 85 of North Irwin died February 27, 2024 at Transitions Health Care. She was born December 31, 1938 in Duquense, a daughter of the late Walter and Laura Kalinawski Henkel.  Prior to her retirment, she was employed as a shuttle bus driver in Houston, Texas. Ruth was a member of AARP 3221. She enjoyed playing cards at Twin Oaks with her lady friends, loved baby sitting her grand cats, making jewelry and participating in activities at the former Norwin Community Resource Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ralph Henkel. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Sklenar (Ronald), her son, Mike Watson (Paula), three brothers, Daniel Henkel (Jo), Edward Henkel, Kenneth Henkel (Susan), three sisters,Loretta McCafferty (Bob), Jo Ann Orzulak (John), Anna Marie Lenhart (Ken). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 12-4 P.M. at which time a service will be held at 4 P.M.  in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lawrence W. Jacobs

February 28, 2024 |

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

Lawrence W. Jacobs, 76, of Irwin , passed away February 27, 2024 at UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born February 11, 1948 in Churchill , a son of the late Joseph J. Jacobs Jr. and Lois Sumner Jacobs. Larry spent his professional life as a computer analyst, working for a variety of organizations from West Penn Hospital (28 years) to Lucent Technologies to Au Bon Pan restaurants, from which he retired. While he loved computers, he had many personal passions, including all things science, religion and nature. In particular, he was an avid bird watcher, coin collector and bowler. He also was a proud Army veteran, serving as a computer specialist in Okinawa in the Vietnam war. Larry was a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife Jerri Jacobs, daughter Donna and her husband Jason Peak (of Virginia); grand-daughter, Cassidy; and sister Gail Russell and her husband Louis (of New Jersey). There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held in late spring 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the American Cancer Society in his name. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Lucot

February 26, 2024 |

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

Mary Lucot, age 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away February 25, 2024 at her son's home in Penn Hills. She was born on October 11, 1933 in Minnesota, a daughter of the late John and Mary Lohlein Peterson. Mary was a member of St. Agnes Church and was employed as a Dental Assistant prior to her retirement.  She was an avid gardener, enjoyed sewing, and loved to bake. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband James Lucot. She is survived by three sons, John and his wife, Cathy, Jim and his wife, Annette, and Michael;  brother Charles Vasko; four grandchildren, Jeremy, John (Heather), Joshua (Keren), Autumn (David); eight great-grandchildren, Micah, Haylee, Garrett, Holly, Carter, Ava, Aaron, and Ashley; great-great-granddaughter Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A blessing service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 1 P.M. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Audrey Jane Sturkie

February 25, 2024 |

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

Audrey Jane Sturkie, age 83 of North Huntingdon passed away February 24, 2024 at her home. She was born on March 12, 1940 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Aldo and Elizabeth Stanko Tagliavini. Audrey was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon and was the owner of Sturkie Masonry along with her husband. She cherished nothing more than the time she spent with her family. In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Sturkie, and daughters Sherrie Gibson, Laura Demeis, Donna Sturkie, and Toni Sturkie. She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Dr. Michael) Hahalyak; grandchildren Anthony Kasunic (Cassondra), Jessica Nissen (Shane) and Halie Wilson Tucci (Brandon); great grandchildren Carlo and Dominic Kasunic; nieces and nephews Richard & Lisa Tucci and Mark & Diane Patrick. Visitation will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 AM. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce Ann Rager

February 23, 2024 |

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

Joyce Ann  Rager, age 89 of Irwin, passed away on February 22, 2024 at the St. Anne Home in Greensburg. She was born on April 15, 1934, in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Lois Tinsman Leisure. Joyce cherished her role as a homemaker, and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed working on puzzles, crafting, ceramics, needlepoint, word searches and was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister Judith Mori and a daughter, Debbie Montini.. She is survived by her son, Dr. David Ross, daughter-in-law Sue Ross, grandchildren Jaime Knauff, Kelsey Ross, Jacey Ross, and great-grandchildren Julianna, Lilliana, and Alexander. Friends will be received  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Monday, February 26th  from 2-4 PM. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David Morton

February 23, 2024 |

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

David L. Morton, age 70 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 22, 2024 at his home while surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on May 5, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Donald and Margery Malone Morton. Prior to his retirement, David was employed as an Electrical Engineer for First Energy, formerly West Penn Power. He was a graduate of both Norwin High School, Class of 1971, and the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1975 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. David attended St. Agnes Church with his family, and was an active member within the Boy Scouts . He enjoyed traveling, especially to Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, working on cars, and assembling his annual Lionel Christmas train display.  David is survived by his beloved wife Cindy Lenhart, son Daniel (Traci) Morton, daughters Dr. Laura Morton Newhouser (Dr. Shane), and Jennifer O'Mahony (Pat), brother Robert Morton (Cindy), sisters Nancy Goblesky (Donald Jr.) and Donna Dolekary (James), grandchildren Luke, Cecelia, Matthias, Audrey, and Lydia, and numerous extended family members. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-8 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Agnes Church on Tuesday at 9:30 AM.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the AHN Nursing Fund at Forbes Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas P. Dunmire

February 21, 2024 |

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

Thomas P. Dunmire, age 79 of North Huntingdon died February 21, 2024, at Transitions, North Huntingdon. He was born November 16, 1944, a son of the late Harry W. and Jean Barrett Dunmire. He was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School. Serving as both secretary and treasurer of the Larimer VFD Social Club, Tom enjoyed spending time with his friends and socializing. Prior to his retirement, Tom was employed by WABTEC in the shipping department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Taber. He is survived by one brother, Larry Dunmire; a sister, Rose Dworek; and three nephews Ron Taber (Vickey) and their son Shannon (Claudia), and their children Milo and Rachael (Nick) Carter, and their children Delaney and Lydia, Daniel Taber, and Bobby Taber (Mona) and their children Jessie and Bobby.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department.  Visitation will be Sunday 1-4 PM with a service at 4PM at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Valerie S. Miller

February 20, 2024 |

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

Valerie S. Miller, 63 of North Huntingdon died February 19, 2024 at her home. She was born January 28, 1961 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late William C. and Jennie Mae Ressler. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Irwin. She graduated from Norwin High School Class of 1980. She enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, puzzles, playing solitaire, listening to music, and spending time with her granddog Memphis. Val was employed by Accessibilities as a caregiver for her brother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew Jeremy Radziwon. She is survived by her daughter Brittany Miller (Brad); beloved sister Vickie Radziwon (Butch); brother Billy Ressler; nephew, Tony and (April), great nieces and nephews, Anthony, Aubrea, and Lexi; and former husband and friend Bruce. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 & 6-7 PM, followed by a service at 7 PM at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth McCusker

February 19, 2024 |

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

Kenneth McCusker, age 67 of North Huntingdon, passed away on February 18th, 2024 at his home.  He was born on September 24, 1956 in McKeesport, a son of the late Joseph E. McCusker and Dolores Kaminski McCusker. Ken was a graduate of McKeesport High School, Class of 1974, and was a Social Member of the American Legion Post 701 in White Oak. Prior to his retirement, Ken was an electrician at US Steel Clairton Works. He enjoyed fishing, loved a good laugh, and was always the life of the party. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Laura Whitehead McCusker, daughters Brianne McCusker, Kyra Kelly (Dan), brothers Robert McCusker (Mary), Wayne McCusker (Teresa), sisters Georgene Bingman (Robert), Carol McCusker, Donna Diak (Jeff), and his beloved grandchildren Royce Jackson, Piper Kelly, and Danny Kelly. He is also survived by his constant companion Hawkeye. Friends will be received at the Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 24 from 3-4 PM followed by a service at 4 PM. Contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, any children's charity, or an animal charity of choice.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gene Perkins

February 13, 2024 |

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

W. Gene Perkins, age 84 of Irwin, passed away on February 12, 2024 at Montefiore Hospital. He was born on April 24, 1939 in Crichton, WV, a son of the late John Samuel and Olive Margaret Rader Perkins. Gene was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. Prior to his retirement, he was a Data Officer at Mellon Bank. He was a volunteer at the Wesley Chapel Food Bank in Florida, a past president of the former Alcoma Golf Club, and past president of the Men's Club at the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Gene was an avid golfer and dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. He was a graduate of Fairmont State University in West Virginia where he played football and ran track. In addition, Gene was the first ever president of the TKE Fraternity. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother Edwin Harold and his wife Nancy, sister Evelyn Rae Odell and husband Rodney, and nephew Matthew Wayne Perkins. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Barbara Ferrari Perkins, sons Joe (Linda) and Chris (Kristin) Perkins, brother Robert Lee (Reba) Perkins, Jack Wayne (Claren) Perkins, and grandchildren Michael (Ashleigh), Nathan, Matthew, Courtney, and Jake Perkins, great-granddaughter Ellie, and 13 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA. A funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday at 9AM. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert A. Zaval

February 08, 2024 |

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

Robert A. Zaval, 102 of North Huntingdon died February 8, 2024 at his home. He was born October 10, 1921 in Philipsburg. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a foreman for Fort Pitt Steel Casting Company in McKeesport. He enjoyed crocheting, splitting wood, and daily trips to Walmart.  Bob was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army's 8th Armored Division in Rhineland and Central Europe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Zaval and son Daryl Zaval. He is survived by his wife Helene Wilson Zaval, daughters Barbara Casorio (Jim Sr.) and Melanie O’Connell (James), and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. A graveside service at Restland Memorial Park will take place at a later date. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Johanna Hreha

February 02, 2024 |

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

Johanna Hreha , 87 of North Huntingdon died Feburary 1, 2024 at the Seton Center in Greensburg. She was born September 24, 1936 in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Tej Pavur. Johanna was a member of St. Agnes Church. She enjoyed reading, baking, cooking and crafting. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an Executive Secretary by Robert Morris College. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert J. Hreha in 2008, two brothers Joseph and Carl Pavur, one sister, Margaret O'Brien. She is survived by one son Robert and his wife Gabriella, one daughter, Constance Hreha and her husband Jim Chiado, grandchildren, John Sassano, Peter Sassano (Tiya), Catherine Sassano, and John Paul Hreha, one great grandchild, Samantha Sassano Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon Pa on Monday from 6-8 P.M. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 9:30 A.M at St Agnes Church, North Huntingdon followed by interment in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth Seton Memory Care Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Leo Letterine

February 02, 2024 |

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

Leo Letterine, age 91 of North Huntingdon died February 1, 2024 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born January 16, 1933 in Huey, PA, a son of the late Guido and Mildred Finotti Letterine. Leo was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, was employed by Westinghouse Electric as a Manager of International Sales from 1956-1991. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother Jean and brother Tony Letterine. He is survived by his wife Joan Medved Letterine; sons Paul and Denny Letterine; daughter Marcia Letterine; grandchildren Derek and Olivia; and sister Martha Garden (Randy). Services will be private. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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