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Richard B. Stokes

September 18, 2018 |

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

Richard B. Stokes, 60, of East McKeesport, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born January 2, 1958 in McKeesport, a son of the late Richard G. and Shirley Joan (Schmidt) Stokes.  He was a 1977 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and was politically active and involved in the city of Wilmerding.  He is survived by his brother, Richard Denny Stokes; sisters, Darlene Klamerus and her husband, Gregory, Beverly Stonick and her husband, Richard and Patricia Ryan and her husband, George.  Family and friends will gather from 9-10 am on Friday, September 21 with a Memorial Service  to follow at 10 am at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,  North Huntingdon, PA.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


William G. Gault

September 18, 2018 |

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

And The Lord said, come on home Bill, you're done on Earth, and with that said, William Gault left and went to see our Savior.  Yes, Bill was born on May 6, 1943 and went hopefully to see God on September 17, 2018.  He was the lucky son of Matthew and Dorothy Gault, of Hunker, PA.  Bill after becoming an adult, moved to North Huntingdon.  He was the proud husband of Donna Jean Gault;  brother, David (Pam) Gault and Robert (Denise) Gault; mother and father-in-law, Rose and Dale Watson; and brother-in-law, Carl Skooglund.  He was  preceded in death by his brother, Matthew B. Gault III; sister, Sandra Skooglund; and brother-in-law Gary Watson.

Bill loved life and enjoyed what it gave.  He loved sports as a boy, playing football at Greensburg Salem and Hempfield.  He also enjoyed sharing his voice with others.  Singing in choirs, soloing and being in quartets.   After trying college at Allegheny the Navy is where he spent the next few years helping to defend this beautiful country.  He traveled quite a bit, stopping in Italy, France, Germany and Africa, just to name a few.  He also said hello to Laos, Vietnam and his favorite, Asia.  Bill loved to swim, so he joined the Navy and eventually became a Navy Seal.  There wasn't a rice paddy, swamp or forest he didn't like.  He got to know a few of them personally.  The citizens of those country's also got to know Bill and make him feel like one of their own.  When he got home, it was like being in a foreign country.  Bill was a pretty good cook too, and at one time even owned several restaurants in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  After retiring from the hospitality and catering business, Bill moved back home to PA.  Here, Bill sold insurance, computers, windows, phones and computer programs for ambulance and funeral homes for a while.  He then went on to working in the automotive business selling vehicles for Hamilton Buick before he retired again.  Bill was a lucky guy, he had many friends and acquaintances and a large family of nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews whom he loved dearly, and his beloved dog Conner aka Bubber.  Yes, Bill loved his life and hopes that he will see you all again.  But not soon.  There will be no public visitations.  Arrangements made by the James  W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Julia M. Dill

September 11, 2018 |

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

Julia M. (Kriss) Dill, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born June 20, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Pavelko) Kriss.  Julia was a homemaker, and was  the neighborhood "Avon Lady" for many years, and an avid bingo player.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dill; son-in-law, Ken Copeman; grandson, Michael Copeman; siblings, Helen Peroney, Eleanor Kubes and Peter Kriss.   She will be greatly missed by her children, Doreen Copeman, Audrey House and her husband, Edward, and Edward Dill Jr.; grandchildren, Chrissy (Jeff) Mastrangelo, Angie Sisko, Mark (Halle) Copeman, Susan (Mike) Martin, Debbie (Mike) Matthews and Allyson Copeman; and great-grandchildren, Madeline, Nathan, Sophia, Avery, Lucy, Kennedy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. John Moineau officiating.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  The family would like to thank all the staff at Westmoreland Manor for their compassionate care given to Julia over the last three years and most recently the staff of Bridges Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Eleanor Krick

September 10, 2018 |

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

Eleanor Krick, 87, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at RNC of Greensburg.  She was born March 25, 1931 in East McKeesport, Pa, a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Fabry) Krick. Eleanor was a life time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a commercial artist by Matthews in Pittsburgh, a fashion designer in Canton, Ohio and was employed in the family business, "Krick's Country Catering" for over 40 years. She was a member of the Norwin Art League, Norwin AARP 3221, volunteer for the Norwin Chamber of Commerce,  and enjoyed painting, gardening and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George Krick. She is survived by her nephew, Darren Krick and his wife Gretchen and their son Griffin, sister-in-law, Suzanne Krick. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joyce M. Pozzuto

September 07, 2018 |

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

Joyce M. Pozzuto, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Christy Park,  passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  She was born July 12, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late William and Genevieve Roeder.  Prior to her retirement, Joyce was an administrative assistant for MSA Credit Union and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, playing games on her IPad and especially loved spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Herky) Pozzuto; and brother, Bill Roeder.  She is survived by her son, Herky Pozzuto and his wife, Courtney; daughter, Michelle Locke and her husband, Russell; brother, Ed (Marilyn) Roeder; sister-in-law, Nana Roeder; grandchildren, Adam (Evie) Locke, Brandon (Gabriella) Locke, Nick Locke, Matt Pozzuto, Maria (Zac) Allan, Chris (Lauren) Pozzuto and Jake Pozzuto; and great-granddaughter, Eden Rose Allan.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Donald M. Bush

August 25, 2018 |

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

Donald M. Bush, 85, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  He was born February 10, 1933 in Chalfant, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Kato) Bush.  Prior to his retirement, Don was employed by the Veterans Administration, was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean War, and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Greensburg.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Bush; and brother-in-law, Henry.  He is survived by his brother, Arthur Bush and his wife, Mary Jane; sisters, Marilyn McWilliams and her husband, Riley, Evelyn Zambo and her husband, John;  and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment will be private in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 


John F. Giron

August 24, 2018 |

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

John F. Giron, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was born February 7, 1931 in Braddock, a son of the late John E. and Catherine (O'Bryan) Giron.

 
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Lloyd C. Guidas

August 21, 2018 |

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

Lloyd C. Guidas, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home.  He was born September 18, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Mabel (Perkins) Guidas.

 
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Shirley Mae Kosan

August 16, 2018 |

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

Shirley Mae Kosan, 85, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Golden Heights Care Home, Harrison City.

 
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Joseph M. Laird

August 15, 2018 |

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

Joseph M. Laird, aged 76, of West Hempfield, PA, died peacefully on August 14, 2018, surrounded by his devoted wife of 50 years, Kathy, and their four children.

 
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Kevin R. Thompson

August 12, 2018 |

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

Kevin R. Thompson, 45, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018.  He was born February 11, 1973 in Jeannette, a son of Beverly Taylor Thompson and the late Homer Thompson.

 
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Fred G. Overfield Jr.

August 12, 2018 |

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

Fred G. Overfield Jr., 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Walden's View.  He was born July 11, 1924 in Elizabeth, a son of the late Fred G. and Minnie (Packer) Overfield.

 
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Arthur B. Rudge

August 08, 2018 |

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

Arthur B. Rudge, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Concordia of Monroeville.  He was born May 19, 1931 in Swissvale, a son of the late Arthur S. and Ruth (Learmer) Rudge.

 
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Lawrence K. Gwillim

August 06, 2018 |

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

Lawrence K. Gwillim, 57, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

 
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Olga Petrosko Lazar

August 04, 2018 |

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

Olga Petrosko Lazar, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born, September 27, 1928 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Hrascs) Petrosko.

 
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