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Aloys G. Bongartz Jr.

October 20, 2020 |

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

Aloys G. Bongartz Jr., 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in UPMC East Hospital.  He was born, July 25, 1947 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Aloys G. and Ruth Bongartz.  Prior to his retirement, Aloys was a steel worker for US Steel and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He enjoyed participating in the renaissance fairs, woodworking and playing in a pool league.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Izbicki.  He is survived by his son, John Bongartz and his wife, Sabrina; brother-in-law, Tim Izbicki; grandchildren, Nathaniel Cramer and Harley Bongartz.  Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place at time to be announced.  Burial will take place at St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, McKeesport.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lois J. Zwiener

October 19, 2020 |

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

Lois J. Zwiener, age 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home.  She was born June 6, 1924 in McKeesport, daughter of the late James and Anna A. (Dopcus) Kenders.  Lois was a graduate of McKeesport High School and later graduated from the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing (Cadet Nurse Corps).  She was a member of the former Christ United Presbyterian Church, presently New Hope Presbyterian Church, where she served as church deacon, assistant financial secretary, and longtime choir member.  Lois loved cooking, sewing, gardening, bowling, reading and playing games.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William Zwiener Sr.; son, Arthur William Zwiener Jr.; and brothers, James and Thomas Kenders.  She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn A. Talon and her husband, Gary; grandchildren, Gary (Michelle) Talon Jr., Deborah (Greg) Wilson, Julia (Ryan) Yarosik, Joyce (Richard) Zwiener, A. William Zwiener III, and Daniel (Heidi) Zwiener; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Morgan Wilson, Brynn, Alana and Maryn Yarosik, Billie and Henrik Zwiener.  Services are private due to Covid-19.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Private interment in Long Run Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church in memory of Lois.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Vincent Decker

October 17, 2020 |

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

Vincent Decker, age 82 of North Huntingdon died October 16, 2020 at RNC in Greensburg. He was born February 7, 1938 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late Daniel and Leola Frick Decker. Prior to his retirement Vincent was employed by U.S. Steel where he taught electrical apprenticeship and also employed by Latrobe Steel. He enjoyed camping at Keystone Park with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Harry Decker, one sister, Donna Decker.

 
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Phyllis Evelyn (Lucas) Farneth

October 15, 2020 |

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

Phyllis Evelyn (Lucas) Farneth, 93, of Greensburg, formerly of Plum Borough, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at the Greensburg campus of Redstone Highlands Senior Care. Phyllis was born September 18, 1927, in Coraopolis, Pa., the first of four children to Stanley and Lula Lucas. After growing up in Parnassus, Pa. and graduating from New Kensington High School, Phyllis worked as a stenographer and savings-and-loan associate. She married Robert Lester Farneth (“Bob”) in 1949 and together they had four children, living for over 50 years in a small community on Logan's Ferry Hill, Plum Borough, on land that had been in the Farneth family for generations. Phyllis was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in New Kensington, where she held various administrative posts, taught Sunday School, led women’s groups, founded and maintained the library, and sang alto in the choir for decades. Phyllis also served as a teacher’s aide and librarian at Logan’s Ferry Elementary School and worked for many years at the Care Enough card shop in New Kensington.

She enjoyed bridge club, sewing, reading, playing the piano, singing, and working puzzles of all kinds. After retirement the couple wintered in Florida and traveled around the country to attend reunions of Bob’s Marine Corps battalion. Phyllis was known for her gentle personality, support of her husband, children, and others in her sphere, and for her quiet diplomacy.

 
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Nancy Jane Kosanovic

October 12, 2020 |

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

Nancy Jane (Eseny) Kosanovic passed into eternal rest on Saturday, October 10, 2020.  She was born, February 27, 1939 in Homestead, PA, daughter of the late William Eseny and Elizabeth Uhrinyak.  Nancy graduated from Duquesne High School in 1956.  She was a homemaker, wife and mother. 

She enjoyed playing cards, Bingo and playing the lottery.  She was a member of the Penns Woods United Methodist Church and the Penns Woods Civic Association.

 
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Dolores R. Unnone

October 10, 2020 |

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

Dolores R. Unnone, age 89, of North Huntingdon died October 9, 2020 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon. She was born April 22, 1931 in Newell, Pa., a daughter of the late Alphonse and Asunta Bianchi. Dolores was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She was a crafter who also enjoyed decorating, cooking and baking.

 
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William Maroadi

October 08, 2020 |

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

William Maroadi, 87, of North Huntingdon,  passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home.  He was born December 21, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Mary Maroadi.  After his mother's passing he was raised by his grandmother Stella Maroadi and uncle, Tony Maroadi.  Bill was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War Era and after serving his country, he founded Maroadi Transfer and Storage in 1967.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, an avid golfer, enjoyed all kinds of music and sponsored the National Championship Slow Pitch Softball team and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

 
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Justin A. Sensenich

October 04, 2020 |

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

Justin Sensenich, 38, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020.  He was born November 23, 1981 in Greensburg, a son of Dean and Joyce (Perrino) Sensenich.  Justin was the owner and operator of J&K Trading.  He was a graduate of Yough Sr. High School Class of 2000 and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and riding quads.  He especially loved spending time with his children and going to the beach.  He is survived by his wife, Krista (Muir) Sensenich; children, Jacey, Lily and Kiley; mother and father-in-law, Patty and Frank Muir.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Roniel Duenas officiating.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Carol Louise Bollinger (Cochran)

October 03, 2020 |

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

Carol Louise Bollinger (Cochran) passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at the age of 72 in Woodhaven Care Center. She was born October 24, 1947 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Alvin and Jeanine Bonosky Cochran. She is preceded in death by her sister, Cathy Prunty (Cochran). She is survived by her children, Jennifer Fidei, Matthew Bollinger, and Amanda Frischkorn her grandchildren, Genevieve and Emily Fidei. Bailey Chunik, Alana and Cameron Frischkorn, former husband Craig Bollinger. Brothers Robert and Richard Cochran and sister Connie Matisic.  Carol was the most loving, caring, compassionate, funny woman you could have met.

 
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Timothy N. Turner

October 02, 2020 |

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

Timothy N. Turner, age 70 of North Huntingdon died October 1, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born September 1, 1950 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late John and Louise Tauber Turner. He was employed as a Quality Manager by WHEMCO. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed family vacations at the beach and Geneva on the Lake and cherished family time at Wrestling Bear Lodge, High Point Lake, in Somerset.

 
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Bonnie L. Bernadowski

October 01, 2020 |

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

Bonnie L. Bernadowski, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born December 29, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of Sarah (Ferrari) Allen and the late Robert Allen.  Prior to her retirement, Bonnie was a clerk for Rite Aid Pharmacy and was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who she dearly loved, and watching Jeopardy.  She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John J. Bernadowski; son, Brian Bernadowski and his wife, Carriann; daughters, Terri Kundrat and her husband, George, Melanie Daugherty and her husband, Larry; brother, Dean (Pam) Allen, Bob (Bonnie) Allen; grandchildren, Megan, Max and Liam.  Services are private for family members only.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Donations may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, in memory of Bonnie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rosalyn Theresa Fryer

September 30, 2020 |

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

Rosalyn Fryer, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born, November 4, 1944 in Watkins, PA, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Chalkey) Konitsky.  Prior to her retirement, Rosalyn was a cashier for K-mart and later Walmart.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and baking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Fryer; brothers, Andrew and John Konitsky.

 
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Audrey Jean Evans

September 29, 2020 |

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

Audrey J. Evans, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at Juniper Village Forest Hills.  She was born March 8, 1925 in N. Braddock, a daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Twigger) Delafield.  Audrey was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church, was active in the Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, and enjoyed reading.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Bennett Evans; and half brother, Robert Delafield.

 
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Rose V. Watson

September 28, 2020 |

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

Rose Watson, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at her home.  She was born, May 1,1926 in Monroeville, a daughter of the late George Washington and Theresa (Mattern) Price.  Prior to her retirement, Rose was a nurses aid for Jeannette Hospital and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Larimer. Rose enjoyed reading, crocheting and needlepoint.

 
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Jenna R. Maroadi

September 21, 2020 |

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

Jenna R. Maroadi, 34, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020.  She was born September 8, 1986 in Jeannette, a daughter of William and Lynn (Smalley) Maroadi.  Jenna was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School, Class of 2005 where she sang in the show choir and was a member of the Norwin Band.  Jenna was a full-time student at Pitt Greensburg, majoring in psycology and minoring in Spanish and Music.  She was vice president of the Spanish Club, Pier Leader at Pitt and made Dean's list for two years.  She enjoyed singing and acting and sang in Young Frankenstein at Pitt Greensburg. Jenna was an avid Trump supporter and dog lover.   She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Rose Maroadi.  Jenna is survived by her daughter, Cassidy Vehar; brother, Anthony Maroadi and his fiancee, Christina; maternal grandmother, Carol Smalley; and paternal grandfather, Bill Maroadi; best friend and father of her daughter, Josh Vehar; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her daughter Cassidy for her future college fund; William and Lynn Maroadi, 760 Castleview Drive, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Jenna would want to relay her message of God Bless America, for she deeply loved her country.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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