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Rosa D'Amico Tommasi

March 16, 2019 |

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

Rosa D'Amico Tommasi, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.  She was born November 5, 1938 in Vittoria, Italy, a daughter of the late Emanuele and Giovanna D'Amico.  She is survived by her loving  husband of 55 years, Giovanni Tommasi; son, Elio Tommasi and his wife, Dawn; daughter, Rosa DeFeo and her husband, James; grandchildren, Gabby (Matt), Sabrina, Giovanni, James, Elaina and Elio; brothers, Carmello and Salvatore D'Amico; sisters, Angela Lauretta and Elena D'Amico; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John R. Costantino

March 13, 2019 |

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

John R. Costantino, 80, of Irwin, passed away Monday, March 12, 2019 at his home.  He was born August 18, 1938 in Turtle Creek, PA.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist and tool & die maker and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and was a ham radio operator.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Grace Rominski Costantino; sons, Anthony Costantino and his wife, Amber, John Costantino; daughters, Tina Costantino Leslie and Tricia Asaro; sister, Donna Penkova and her husband, Joseph; and seven grandchildren.  There will be no visitations.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association  in memory of John.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David J. Fusco

March 12, 2019 |

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

David J. Fusco, 63, of Rillton, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at his home.  He was born April 16, 1955 in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph and Violet (Lapcevic) Fusco.  David was an avid fisherman, enjoyed playing the harmonica, listening to music, was a good cook and loved being with his family and friends.  He is survived by his stepson, Paul Klipa; brother, Joseph Fusco; aunt, Dorothy Cheselske; uncle, Lou Fusco; two nieces and numerous cousins.  A memorial service will take place in The Norwin Alliance Church, on Saturday, March 16 at 1pm.  Donations may be made to the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John Thomas Voron

March 12, 2019 |

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

, 91, of Saratoga, Ca., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019.  He was born December 9, 1927 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the
late Michael Stephen and Mary (Zsalabak) Voron. John was a graduate of Penn Tech
Institute. Prior to his retirement from US Steel as a piping designer, he was a patent
draftsman for Robertshaw Fulton Controls. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine
Catholic Church. John was also a veteran of the US Marine Corps 1st Battalion 7th
Regiment and served in China and the occupying forces in Japan during WWII from 1945 –
1947. He enjoyed art, gardening, cooking ethnic Ukrainian/Russian food, and spending
time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,
Nancy M. Foley Voron; brothers, Michael (Helen) and William (Irene) Voron; and sister,
Mary (Frank) Natalie. He is survived by his sons, Mark T., John R., Vincent J. (Salima), and
Nicholas A. (Mary), grandchildren Joshua Slagy, Erik Voron (Esra), Nicole Paulovich
(Darrin), Vincent S. Voron, Lucas S. Voron, Nikolai M. Voron and Michaela M. Voron, great-
granddaughter Peyton Paulovich; cherished sister in-law Patricia White (Jeff); brother in-law
John P. Foley (Judith). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176
Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday, March 22 from 4-8 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be
held on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment
to follow in Long Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s
Byzantine Catholic Church.  wwwshirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ricky Donald Goehring

March 10, 2019 |

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

Ricky Donald Goehring, 54, of McKeesport, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the home of his loving parents, Norma and Bob Goehring.  Ricky was employed at the US Postal Service, North Side, Pittsburgh for 30 years and was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of '82.  He enjoyed trips to the beach, bicycle riding and working around his house.  He is survived by his parents, Bob and Norma Goehring; daughter, Rachel Goehring;  brother, Randy Goehring and his wife, Mary; niece, Julie; and Godson, Zachary and his wife, Rebecca.  Family and friends will gather at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019  from 6-7 p.m.  Ricky was a loving son, brother and father and will be missed beyond words. We all love you Ricky.  Till we meet again.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


George L. Glagola

March 07, 2019 |

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

George L. Glagola, 74, of North Huntingdon passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He was born January 7, 1945 in Wilmington, DE, a son of the late George and Blanche (Nicholas) Glagola.  Prior to his retirement, George was a slicing technician for Verizon and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  He enjoyed playing softball, basketball and volleyball, and enjoyed listening to oldies music.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia Logesky Glagola; son, George Glagola; daughters, Gia Sanders and her husband, Jay, Kristen Wassel; grandchildren, Caden and Sarah; and lifetime friend, Jim Barry.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  The family would like to thank Allegheny Healthcare Hospice for their loving care and compassion they provided for George and also for all the love and support they received from family and friends during this difficult time.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Eugene P. Zurawski

March 02, 2019 |

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

Eugene P. Zurawski, of North Huntingdon, died March 2, 2019.  He was born October 6, 1933 in McKees Rocks, Pa., a son of the late Boleslaw and Petronela Zurawski.   Eugene was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Brother of the late Henry, Alfred and Edward Zurawski; sisters, Chestera Novosel and Josephine Zurawski. Beloved husband of Terzina Guaragna Zurawski.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-6 p.m.  Mass Tuesday 11 a.m., St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Entombment  in St. Joseph Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Tina L. Buckingham-Locke

February 26, 2019 |

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

Tina L. Buckingham-Locke, 56, of Elizabeth, Pa., passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born, February 26, 1963 in Pittsburgh, daughter of Robert Buckingham and the late E. Joanne Balo Buckingham.  Tina was a medical assistant for Jefferson Pain and Rehab and a paramedic for Versailles Volunteer Fire Company.   She was a graduate of Ringgold High School, Bradford School of Business and was involved in the ASPCA.  She is survived by her son, Derek Tokosh and his wife, Megan; and brother, Robert Buckingham Jr. and his wife, Leslie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at  1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brent Furlong officiating.  Entombment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ernest R. Hunt

February 19, 2019 |

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

Ernest R. Hunt, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was born January 27, 1929 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edward and Alma Hunt.  Prior to his retirement, Ernest was a union brick layer and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, American Legion, White Oak, was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Jane McConville Hunt; and son-in-law, William Thomas.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hepner Hunt; sons, Robert Hunt and Gary Hunt; daughters, Shirley (Gerry) Hayburn, Diane (John) Hooper, Patty Thomas, Sue Bolla, Alice (Rob) Evans, Lori (Rick) Conrad; stepchildren, Michael (Jean) Hepner, Lauren (Jim) Godby, William (Mary) Hepner, James (Chris) Hepner, Mark (Caryll) Hepner; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shrley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Isabelle Busan

February 19, 2019 |

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

Isabelle Busan, 95, of Lower Burrell, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Redstone Highlands Greensburg. She was born August 14, 1923 in Natrona Heights, PA, a daughter of the late Michael and Katherine Jablonski.  Prior to her retirement, Isabelle was clerk for Isaly's in New Kensington.  She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Lower Burrell and enjoyed playing Bingo, bowling and working crossword puzzles.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Busan; sister, Genevieve Susini; and brother, Gene Jablonski.  She is survived by her two sons, Robert Busan and his wife, Darla, Donald Busan and his wife, Pam; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Susini.  A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 3055 Leechburg Rd., Lower Burrell, PA, 15068 on Saturday, February 23 at 12 P.M.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Redstone Highlands Greensburg Benevolent Fund.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Alice M. White

February 15, 2019 |

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

Alice M. White, 79, of North Versailles, passed away on February 14, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born February 17, 1939 in Spangler, PA, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Dutsar) Sherry.  Alice was a member of Miller United Methodist Church and was an avid Bingo player.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland White; daughters, Janet White, Patty Pavel; son-in-law, David; and brother, Richard Sherry.  She is survived by her sons, Roland and his wife, Vivian, Paul, Norman, Barry and his wife, Kim; daughters, Alice Greer and her husband, Leon, Tina Jobe and her fiance, Mitch and Sandra Schwaed and her husband, Brian; sisters, Leona Williams, Anna Mae (Jim) Bracken; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Wednesday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 


Henry R. O'Bryan

February 06, 2019 |

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

Henry R. O'Bryan 81, of Manor died February 6,2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  He was born April 11, 1937 in Greensburg, son of the late Leo F. and Margaret Beistel O'Bryan.  Prior to retirement he was the owner of O'Bryans Home Appliance, and former Mayor of Adamsburg and a appliance repair teacher at Central Westmoreland Vo Tech. He was formerly employed by Point Springs.  He attended Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin and The American Legion. Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a US Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne Crock O'Bryan and brother Leo T. O'Bryan. He is survived by three daughters, Charlene Perillo (Mark) of Greensburg, Deborah Carly (Larry) of Orange, Texas, Michelle Radanovich (Michael) of Rochester, N.Y, seven grandchildren, Brandon, Patrick, Ashley, Svetlana,  Abagail, Nikolai and Dennis and sister Margaret Flasik. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on  Friday . from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  A blessing  funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center.     www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Barbara L. Martchek

February 05, 2019 |

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

Barbara L. Martchek, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Braddock, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  She was born September 7, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Bessie (Woloszya) Morgart.  Prior to her retirement, Barbara was a midwife for Mercy Hospital and a registered nurse for various hospitals and the Visiting Nurse Association.  She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock, loved to spend time in her garden, baking and was known for her Rice Krispies Treats.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Morgart; sisters, Emma Hixon, Charlotte Votquenne and JoAnn Badstibner.  She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Richard M. Martchek; daughter, Louise Sullivan and her husband, Ken; sisters, Vivian (Rex) Hosaflook, Marie Morgart; grandchildren, Kathleen and Patrick Sullivan; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1-5 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. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a No Kill Pet Shelter of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Jane Wilkinson

February 04, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane Wilkinson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  She was born, December 31, 1932 in Duquesne, daughter of the late Roy G. and Anne (McDermott) Topley.  Mary Jane graduated from Shadyside School of Nursing in 1953 and became a registered nurse, with a long career as a hospital ward nurse, an industrial nurse, and providing skilled care to homebound children.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Wilkinson; and brother, Roy Topley.  She is survived by her son, George Wilkinson and his wife, Donna; daughters, Nancy Wilkinson and wife, Susan Phillips, Zella Jordan and Joan Squires and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Whitney Jordan, Patrick and Benjamin Squires, Michelle and Suzanne Worth; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Breanna Worth.  Friends will be received on Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard John Hornak

January 29, 2019 |

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

Richard John Hornak, 89, died on January 26, 2019. He was born on July 4, 1929 in Pittsburgh, son of the late John J. and Anna M. Hornak. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Agnes H. (Kuchel) Hornak; his twin daughters, Marcie Reese (Barry), Cheryl Saylor (Michael); and grandchildren, Christopher (Dana), Claire, Dylan (Anastasia) and Evan; and one great-grandson, Axel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Robert A. Hornak. Richard proudly served in the US Navy and graduated from Duquesne University. For most of his working years, he was employed by Westinghouse as an industrial engineer. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both hunting and fishing. The Lake Erie family cottage brought him great joy for over 50 years. He spent every summer weekend there with his Crooked Creek family of friends and called it the "most beautiful place on earth." Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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