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Shawn Eric Teamann

January 21, 2022 |

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

Shawn Eric Teamann, 55, of North Huntingdon, was greeted in heaven by his parents Lois and Joseph Teamann on January 20, 2022. He was born February 4, 1966 in Portsmouth, VA. Those that knew Shawn knew him as one of the kindest, most patient and giving people they had met.  He was a faithful man who loved our Lord, his family, his church, and his community. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Shawn served as Eucharistic Minister until his illness. He was a fan of The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, loved taking his dog Piper for long walks, and enjoyed family vacations to Sandbridge. Shawn had a successful career as a retail manager, most recently with DSW Shoes. In October of 2020, Shawn was diagnosed with T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (T-PLL), an incredibly rare and aggressive form of cancer. He had a stem cell transplant on October 28, 2021 with his sister being his donor. Shawn fought hard but his body just couldn’t beat the battle. He leaves behind his wife Cheryl (Twigger), sister Deborah Teamann, sons Stephen (Christina) and Nathan Torok, grandchildren Abbey, Lily and Zack, mother-in-law Pat Twigger, brother-in-law George Twigger, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Shawn’s family wishes to thank Dr. Jing-Zhou Hou and his staff, Hillman Cancer Center 4th floor, and Shadyside Hospital 6th floor West for their compassionate care of Shawn. Friends will be received from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Shawn to Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or online donation to Mario Lemieux Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Arthur L. Haywood

January 20, 2022 |

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

Arthur L. Haywood Sr., 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at his home. He was born August 2, 1925 in Elizabeth, PA, son of the late Roy and Ann (Filson) Haywood. Prior to his retirement, Arthur was a welder for Westinghouse, a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII and was a member of Norwin Alliance Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha A. (Marcus) Haywood and sister, Doris Bartilini. He is survived by his son, Art Haywood Jr.; daughter, Sheri Tyszkiewicz and her husband Robert F.; grandchildren, Felisha Baumgartner, Brooke and Robynshere Tyszkiewicz and Derrek Haywood. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. and military honors will be performed at 3 p.m. Interment will be private in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


B. Lorayne Reynolds

January 20, 2022 |

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

B. Lorayne Reynolds, 92, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at UPMC East. She was born March 15, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Deano and Viola (Elwood) Campoli. Lorayne was a bartender at the Eagles in Irwin and enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and visiting casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred “Bob” Reynolds; and sisters, Marian Thompson and Marie Etta Schaefer. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Weixel; grandchildren, Jason Weixel, Kristi (Matt) Helinski; great-grandchildren, Sophia Weixel and Thomas Isherwood. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. There will be no funeral service and interment will be private. Donations may be made to the White Oak Safe Haven in memory of Lorayne. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas J. Suwala

January 19, 2022 |

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

Thomas J. Suwala, of North Huntingdon, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 18, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 7, 1942. Survived by his wife Patricia Suwala, daughter Kimberly M. Joseph (her husband Chris M. Joseph), son Paul Suwala (deceased) grandchildren Brooke L. Yow (husband Michael Yow), Troy A. Joseph (wife Brianna Joseph) and great-grandchild Kaia N. Yow. His sisters Dolores Damski (husband Robert Damski, deseased), Diane Bonesio (husband Angelo Bonesio). He was retired from his profession leading sales efforts across several national companies. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending weekend days polishing and taking care of his cars. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William C. Schneck

January 19, 2022 |

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

William C. Schneck, 63, of Irwin passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born March 23, 1958 in Johnstown, son of Shirley (Commers) Holcomb and the late George Schneck. William was a scheduler for Home Healthcare and a member of Calvary Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his children. He is survived by son, Liam; daughter, Eliana; brother, Mark Schneck and his wife, Blythe; nieces, Savannah and Gabriella; and nephew, Tanner. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lila Martha Ferris

January 19, 2022 |

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

Lila M. Zacur Ferris, 97, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at The Grove of Irwin from Covid-related symptoms.  Born 1924 in her beloved home town of Latrobe, PA, Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Alec and Sarah (Khoury) Zacur, husband, Elias Ferris, daughter, Jennifer Sarah Ferris, and her siblings, John Zacur, George Zacur, Margaret Newmeyer, Mary Olson, Iva Lipinski and Jennie Shirley.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  For many years prior to her marriage and subsequent move to Houtzdale, PA, Lila lived and worked in Latrobe.  During WWII, she worked at American Cyanamid (Cap Works), then at Torris’s Drug Store with her sister, Jennie, plus owned and operated Zacur’s Confectionary on Ridge Avenue.  There will be no visitation and services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.   Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Advent, 51 South First Street, Jeannette, PA  15644.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald A. Palm

January 19, 2022 |

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

Donald A. Palm, 94, of Forest Hill, MD, formerly of N. Huntingdon, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 in Forest Hill Heights, Forest Hill, MD. He was born October 27, 1927 in McKeesport, son of the late Edwin G. and Mabel (Piper) Palm. Prior to his retirement, Don was a nuclear engineer for Westinghouse and a veteran of the US Army Air Force, having served during the Korean War Era.

Over the past 30 years, Don was a dutiful caregiver to several family members, and especially to his wife, Patricia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Huey Palm, his sister Joan (Palm) Kenders, and brothers Dale, Eugene, and Robert. He is survived by his daughter, Tracie Ulmes and her husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Abby and Patrick; and brother Gary and his wife, Darlene.

 
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David Felix Monyok

January 18, 2022 |

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

David Felix Monyok, 70, of Irwin, passed away peacefully in his home, Monday, January 17, 2022.  David was born January 28, 1951 at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh to Paul and Josephine (Parlak) Monyok.  David worked at Medical Wellness Associates for 23 years as Inventory Coordinator and enjoyed being part of the team.  David and Kimi were married 37 years.  David was a loving husband and a caring, wonderful father and we will remember him as our "fun loving guy!".  David is survived by his wife, Kimi Roehling-Monyok; two daughters, Madison (Michael) Kowalski and Elizabeth (Joshua) Lofstrom.  He was blessed with three grandchildren, Maison, Elliot and Teagan that were the joy of his life; and his two canine companions, Emma and Darby.  Also surviving are David's brother, Paul (Mariann) Monyok and family of Munhall; and sister, Anita (Chuck) Ruggles and family of Grover Beach, CA.

 
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Apolonia "Polly" Wyzlanski Skurnick

January 16, 2022 |

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

Apolonia "Polly" Wyzlanski Skurnick, 92, of Duncansville, formerly of N. Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Celebration Villa, Duncansville.  She was born April 18, 1929 in Chalfant Boro, daughter of the late Michael J. and Helen (Sokolowski) Wyzlanski.  Polly was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Christian Mothers, CD of A, Emerald Club and Markvue Manor Women's Club.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew P. Skurnick, and brother, Edward Wyzlanski.  She is survived by her two sons, Andrew P. Jr. and his wife, Janet, David M. and his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Kathleen A. Gregg and her husband, James; grandchildren, Sandra, David Jr., Amanda and Megan;  great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Caleb, Abigail, Noah and Kaydence.  Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Parish, N. Huntingdon, PA.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Carolyn L. Johnson

January 16, 2022 |

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

Carolyn "Nazz" L. Johnson, 71, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at UPMC East. She was born August 23, 1950 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Aaron and Marian (Harris) Wertz. Carolyn was a preschool teacher for Calvary Preschool Center and a member of Calvary Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ed and Bill Wertz. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frank E. Johnson III; son, Frank Johnson IV and his wife, Maria; daughter, Pam Yurcisin and her husband Kary; brother, Kurt (Diane) Wertz; grandchildren, Melanie (Robert) Dermorest, Tori (Dustin) Bartlow, Natalie (Alex) Impink, Tyler Yurcisin, Aaron Johnson; great-grandchildren, Brock, Karsyn, Declan, Axel, Easton and Ayla. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Calvary Church, 8653 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Troy Edward Funk

January 15, 2022 |

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

Troy Edward Funk, 73, of Ardara, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his home.  He was born April 6, 1948 in McKeesport, son of the late Luther and Dorothy (Kapostas) Funk.  Prior to his retirement, Troy was a truck driver for Norwin Construction and a veteran of the US Navy.  He was an active member of Larimer Vol. Fire Dept. and enjoyed camping at Mountain Pines and trips to the casinos.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Funk.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna (DiRinaldo) Funk; sons, Troy Funk and his wife, Becky, Joe Funk and his wife, Kelly; brothers, Robert (Linda), Albert (Sandy) and James (Lynda) Funk; sisters, Marion (Tom) Dillen, Judy (Ken) Varga; grandchildren, Ashlyn (Richard) Manko, Jake (Erin) Funk, Jonathan Funk and Josh Funk; great-grandchildren, Keegan and Ella.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Clarence H. Rizzi

January 13, 2022 |

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

Clarence H. Rizzi, 98, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital. He was born April 3,1923, in Herminie, son of the late Peter and Eva (Couchenour) Rizzi. Clarence graduated from Sewickley Township High School and from there join the United States Navy, serving on the Mine sweeper USS Salem later renamed the USS Shawmut. Ship and crew saw action participating in both the invasion of North Africa and Italy as well as action in the Pacific Theater Operations during the Second World War. On February 4, 1950, Clarence married Helen Pavlik. Their progeny includes three children; Donald and Margie (Lichwa) Rizzi, Marilyn (Rizzi) Walther. Tim and Barbara (Rizzi) Timbrook. In addition Clarence and Helen have 10 Grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Clarence retired from Columbia Gas Company, was a member of St Stephen’s Byzantine Church, and with wife Helen spent the winters together at their place in Lakeland FL. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Emily Timbrook, three sisters, Jane Fawcett, Betty Rizzi, and Geraldine Rothwell, brother Allen and infant brother, Pete. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at the JAMES SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME  176 Clay Pike, Funeral Liturgy 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Clare Kaufmann

January 12, 2022 |

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

Clare M. Kaufmann, 61, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 23, 1960 in Swissvale, a daughter of Marie Holt and the late William Holt. Prior to her retirement, Clare was a dental assistant for Associates in Endodontics and later worked for Subway. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and enjoyed gardening, cutting grass, feeding the birds, going to tractor shows and entertaining her family and friends. Clare worked timing and scoring at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and various SCCA events, participated in the Westmoreland County Fair and won 1st place for her potato chips and also best of show and first place for her salsa. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Kaufmann; brothers, William Holt and Joseph (Kathleen) Holt; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, Pa 15642.

 


Sharon L. Truxal

January 12, 2022 |

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

Sharon L. Truxal, 71 of N. Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home. She was born February 3, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Rubash) Morrison. Sharon gave meaning to, home is where the heart is. She loved music, turn on a good Oldie and she could be found showing you how to do the jitterbug. She made a family that was so full of love surrounded by her grandkids and great grandkids who she full heartedly adored.

Sharon loved the Holidays which were followed by her decorating her house, cooking lots of food, and gathering all of her family to spend quality time together. She was a giver, she made sure nobody felt left out not even her canine pup Scooby. She loved summer time, going to the beach or relaxing at home swimming and tending to her flowers and watching the birds eat out of their feeders. Sharon was a woman of many trades. She loved to sit around and tell stories with her brothers and sister or go on bingo outings and try her luck, although for her it was all about the time being spent together.

Sharon loved life, she loved making friends at the campground and throwing huge block parties for people to get to know one another. She loved to decorate her trailer and golf cart and dress her grandkids up and dance and party all night long. As wild and free as Sharon was she was also very homely, there was no place like grandma’s house. She was a wise intelligent woman who anyone could sit and talk with for hours or pull up a seat to a good movie she would suggest.

 
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Jay M. Peters

January 10, 2022 |

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

Jay M. Peters, 63, of Bartlett, TN, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022.  He was born January 12, 1958 in Youngstown, OH, a son of Margaret (Biscoe) Peters and the late James Peters.  Jay was the director of brewing for Blue City Brewing with 35 plus years of service working in the brewery industry.  He was highly respected by his superiors and subordinates and he reached the pinnacle level of master brewing.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church.  Jay's greatest passion in life was his family and he had an infectious smile and a warm laugh and was the happiest when he was surrounded by his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Jill (Dunn) Peters; son, Kristopher J. Peters and his wife, Mandy; Carly Bishop and her husband, Michael, Jayne Casteel and her husband, Trevor; sisters, Jimette (Al) Spinelli, Jill (Chuck) Seik, Jan (Dwight) Harley; grandchildren, Sydni, Rylee, Jacob, Charlotte Jay, Molly, Penny; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, N. Huntingdon, PA  15642.   A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Jay Peters Memorial Fund to benefit employees of Blue City Brewing.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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