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Richard Stewart Mauger

May 18, 2019 |

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

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Stewart Mauger announces his passing at his home in Forward Twp. after a long illness on May 18, 2019 at the age of 78 years.  Richard was born in Coulter, Pa., June 29, 1940 to Julius and Katherine Dickson Mauger.  Richard will be remembered by his wife of 53 years, Myrtle Zeh Mauger; and his children, Kathleen (Vince) Oddo, Jennifer (Jason) Meskanick; son, James Mauger; and daughter-in-law, Diane Tatrai Mauger.  Richard will be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren, Heather, Shannon (Kris), Vinny, Emma; and great-grandchild, Camden; sisters-in-law, Emma (Earl) Stiffey, Shirley (Hank) Chapman; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (Olive) Mauger and parents.  He was a member of Blyth Lodge #593 of West Newton and Tall Cedars Al-O-Mon Forest No. 138.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday  from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Blythe Lodge No. 593 service will take place at 7 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reflections of Grace Foundation to promote pediatric brain tumor research and support at www.reflections of grace.org.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John R. Voron

May 17, 2019 |

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

John Raymond Voron, 58, of North Huntingdon, passed away in his sleep Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born May 18, 1960 in Alexandria, VA, a son of the late John Thomas Voron and late Nancy M. Foley Voron. John was a graduate of Westmoreland Community College and Norwin High School. John served in the US Navy; surviving brothers, Mark T., Vincent J. (Salima), and Nicholas A. (Mary), daughter, Nicole Paulovich (Darrin), and granddaughter, Peyton Paulovich. A Byzantine Catholic funeral service will be held at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Long Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Byzantine Catholic Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Hazel Coberly

May 17, 2019 |

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

Hazel Coberly, 76 of McKeesport died, May 15, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born July 6, 1942 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Pedro Stepansky. Hazel loved spending time with her family and treasured her time with her grandson.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Scott Coberly, one brother, Joseph Stepansky, two sisters, JoAnn Piovesan, Eleanor Kimling. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly A and Patricia L. Coberly, Pamela S. Guyer and her husband, Robb, Tiffany J. Coberly, grandson, Ethan Guyer, two sisters, Frances Paolitto, Marcella Pesker, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon Tuesday 10-1 pm. with a service following at 1 p.m in the funeral home chapel. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jeanetta M. Zerbe

May 15, 2019 |

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

Jeanetta M. Zerbe, 38, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  She was born September 7, 1980 in West Chester, Pa., a daughter of Nancy Lynn Zerbe and the late Joseph P. Zerbe Jr.  Jeanetta was a 1999 graduate of Norwin Senior High school and employed by Jaffrey's Restaurant.  She was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her son, Tyrone and crocheting.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Jada Zerbe.  She is survived by her son, Tyrone Zerbe; and brothers, Joseph, Jason and Benjamin Zerbe.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 167 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in  Circleville United Methodist Church.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church, Animal Friends, or to the family for funeral expenses.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Rose Marie Hanicak

May 13, 2019 |

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

Rose Marie Hanicak, 91, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin.  She was born September 12, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Yedinak) Kaftanich.   Prior to her retirement, Rose was a registered nurse for Mercy Hospital and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and funeral choir.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hanicak; and sisters, Katherine Lindamood, Dorothy Faix and Eleanor Zuber.  She is survived by her sons, Donald J. Hanicak and his wife, Nancy, Robert P. Hanicak, Kenneth L. Hanicak and his wife, Robin, John E. Hanicak and his wife, Julie; daughter, Karen L. Foster and her husband, William; grandchildren, Tanna and Christopher, Cassandra and Jeff, Sasha and Tyler, Scott, Dakota and Chris; and great-grandchildren, Camryn, Triston, Colby, Grayson and Avery.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment will be private in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mount Vernon, NY  10551-0598 in memory of Rose Marie Hanicak.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph A. Dingel

April 25, 2019 |

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

Joseph A. Dingel, 61, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at his home. He was born April 18, 1958 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a son of the late Newton and Anna June (Grealish) Dingel. Joseph was an automotive mechanic and enjoyed model cars and car racing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Bernhardy. He is survived by his sister, JoAnne Hohman and her husband, Blaine; nephews, Blaine Jr. (Quinn) and Michael (Tara); great-nieces, Lauren and Chloe; and great-nephews, Devan and Tyler. There will be no visitation. Donations may be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of Joseph. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William H. Young

April 20, 2019 |

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

William H. Young, age 85 of North Huntingdon died April 20, 2019 at his home. He was born September 24, 1933 in Williamsport, Pa, a son of the late William Young and Margaret Gilette. William was self employed in the dry wall industry, an avid sports fan and enjoyed bowling and golfing.  He is survived by his beloved wife Darlene Ober Young, two sons Michael, Bryan Young (Michelle), one daughter, Beverly Gold (Mark), grandchildren, Colleen Ellig (Joshua), David Gold (Alyson), Katie (Joshua) Fournier, Khegan Young, Calahan Young, Saige Young,Delaney and Kendal Young. 6 great grandchildren, brother Paul Wright, sister, Sandy Hopfensberger. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tues 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the United States Association of Blind Athletes. usaba.org. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert T. "Bud" Miller

April 20, 2019 |

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

Robert "Bud" T. Miller, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Hempfield Manor.  He was born October 31, 1924 in Turtle Creek, a son of the late Edgar and Mary (Fenton) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Bud was a tool and die maker for Firth Sterling Steel and was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, Valley Lodge Masons 613, Turtle Creek, and former member of the American Legion.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine "Kay" Miller; brothers, Edgar, Harry, Willard and Paul Miller; sisters, Audrey Palmquist, Elsie Brown, Irene Tracey and Mary Brown.  He is survived by his son, Robert B. Miller and his wife, Carol; daughter, Sharen Silvis and her husband, Jack; grandchildren, Darryl (Corie) Silvis, Laurie (Sam) Peddicord, Amy (David) Denny; great-grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Shaffer, LeAnne (Steve) Dorough, Jack, Brad; great-great-grandchildren, Arielle, Abby, Tyler, Leona, Sage and Jack. 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 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon or Excela Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John R. Park

April 17, 2019 |

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

John R. Park, 63, of Park's Motel in North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Greensburg. He was born August 15, 1955 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Russell Oliver and Estella (Terrazas) Park. John was Autistic and food was everything to him. His favorite dishes were leg of lamb, spanish rice, lychee and sushi. He loved doing artwork when he was younger with his therapist Linda Dillard from the Washington County Health Center. John was the most loving brother and uncle, gentle with a his touch and had a compassionate soul. He is survived by his brothers, Kevin (Tracy) Park and their children, Briana and Dylan Park, Dennis Kip (Lisa) Park and their son Caleb Park; sisters, Melanie Driggers, Denise KMFG Kristopaitis; and nieces and nephews, Schyler HMFM and Kyler NRSAT Kristopaitis, who he enjoyed spending memorable times together and will be sadly missed.  A gathering will take place on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Connection in Pittsburgh or the Hillman Cancer Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John D. Wicinas

April 08, 2019 |

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

John D. Wicinas, born on February 24, 1971 and died suddenly and peacefully at home on April 7, 2019. Dear son of John Wicinas, who preceded him in death, and Janice (Zebner) Wicinas. Also preceded in death by uncles, Dennis J. Zebner and David A. Zebner. He is survived by his sister, June D. Beighley and her husband, Patrick; nephew, Brian; and niece, Alexandra; Uncle Edward Zebner and his wife Janet; brother, Bruce Wicinas and his wife Noriko; and nieces Tami and Kay; brother, David Wicinas and his wife Pamela; and nieces Lark and Linden. Beloved friend, teacher, and Hero of the People, John was a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with BAs in World Literature and History, minor in Philosophy, MS in Agricultural Economics, and MA in English from Brown University, Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania.  Professor  "JD" History and English at Westmoreland County Community College.  Brother of Delta Chi Fraternity. Pugilist, thespian, scholar, economist, writer, raconteur, and gentleman. “No man is a failure who has friends.” - It’s a Wonderful Life.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Raymond E. DeMatt

April 06, 2019 |

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

Raymond E. DeMatt, 67, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019.  He was born June 24, 1951 in Butler, a son of the late Anthony and Matilda DeMatt.  Raymond earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Slippery Rock University and received his nursing diploma from St. Francis Medical Center where he was a registered nurse.  He enjoyed reading, coin collecting and fitness.  He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Graver DeMatt; son, Bryan DeMatt and his wife, Aleasha; sister, Barbara Musko and her husband, James; brother-in-law, Allen Graver and his wife, Cookie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 5-7 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Eileen H. Bender

April 06, 2019 |

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

Eileen H. Bender, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born July 20, 1937 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Michael and Stephanie (Lipinski) Koper.  Prior to her retirement, Eileen was a mobility instructor for Pittsburgh Vision Services.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bender.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Bender and John Bender and his wife, Sharleen; daughter, Stefanie Bender; grandchildren, Nicholas and Eryk; brothers, Raymond Koper and his wife, Shirley and Paul Koper and his wife, Linda.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 4-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment will be private in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pittsburgh Vision Services.    www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John J. Maticko Jr.

April 02, 2019 |

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

John J. Maticko Jr., 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his home.  He was born April 25, 1930 in Van Voorhis, Pa., a son of the late John J. and Anne Billie Maticko.  Prior to his retirement, John was general manager for WEDO Radio Station and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He was an avid flea marketer and loved to tinker with electronics and cameras.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Maticko.  He is survived by his wife, Harriet Kusmierek Maticko; daughters, Maria Brockman and Roseanne Maticko.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 9 - 9:30 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment in West Newton Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gateway Hospice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Douglas G. Vranish

April 01, 2019 |

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

Douglas G. Vranish, 61, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019.  He was born July 9, 1957 in Johnstown,  a son of the late Milan and Beverly (Brown) Vranish.  Doug was the owner of Doug Vranish Plumbing and Heating and was a member of Christ The Light of the World Church, Duquesne.  He was a car enthusiast and an avid Pittsburgh sports team fan.  He enjoyed visiting the City of Pittsburgh, loved cutting grass, being Evander's pap pap, spending time with his family and had a larger than life personality with a sense of humor to match. He is survived by his loving wife, Veronica Kingerski; sons, Jacob Vranish and his wife, Alyssa; Benjamin Vranish (Babs); daughter, Sarah Vranish; brother, Matthew Vranish and his wife, Cindy; sisters, Sandra (Daniel) Skerbetz, Susan (Glenn) Wells; and grandson, Evander.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.   A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mario Lemieux Foundation.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


JoAnn Gruber

March 30, 2019 |

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

JoAnn Gruber , age 57 of North Huntingdon died March 30, 2019 at home. She was born November 10, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pa, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Patricia Rizzo Banaszak. JoAnn graduated from Hempfield High School. She was a representative for Cutco. She enjoyed sitting around her  fire outside of her home and decorating her yard and home with fall and Christmas blow-ups. Close friends referred to her as "momma". She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert, one brother James Banaszak and his wife Cheryl, nephew Michael Banaszak and his girlfriend Shyanne Wigield. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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