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Madeline B. Holecko

October 26, 2022 |

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

Madeline B. Holecko, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Juniper Village in Monroeville. She was born January 9, 1933 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Hurst. Madeline was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, puzzles and trips to the casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Regis, daughter Gina, four siblings, Hank, Richard, Edward and Harriet. She is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife Barbara and a sister Dorothy Vascko. Services are private.

 


Amy L. Youngerman

October 24, 2022 |

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

Amy L. Youngerman, 40, of North Huntingdon passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 at UPMC East.  She was born June 9, 1982, a daughter of Hilda Brown Youngerman and the late Kenneth Youngerman.  Amy was a nurses aid and enjoyed trips to the beach and hiking.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Youngerman and sister, Lisa Ann Youngerman.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Jennifer Youngerman.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service will take place at 6:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael R. Megon

October 19, 2022 |

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

Michael R. Megon, 65, of Trafford, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his home. He was born June 25, 1957 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Richard and Carmella (Meli) Megon. Michael was currently an insurance agent for Century Insurance Consultants in Monroeville. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and a graduate of Penn Trafford High School Class of '75. He was an avid golfer, Lego enthusiast, Pittsburgh Pirates fan and diehard Cleveland Brown fan, and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joann (Kunkelmann) Megon; son, Bryan Megon and his wife, Katie; daughter, Lindsay Marco and her husband, David; brother, Corey (Diana) Megon; sister, Marcy (Gary) Snyder; grandchildren, Gavin, Riley, Chase, Parker and Charlotte. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment to follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Zurich

October 19, 2022 |

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

Mary Zurich, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born May 13, 1930 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Zurich.  Prior to her retirement, Mary worked for Isaly's and was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville.  She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Stephen, Edward, Mike and John; sisters, Mildred and Ann.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nichols Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Earl L. Simeral

October 19, 2022 |

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

Earl L. Simeral, 85, of North Huntingdon passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born June 14, 1937 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Earl and Margaret (Hoyko) Simeral. Prior to his retirement, Earl worked for US Steel and was a veteran of the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Earl; brothers, Russ and Kenny Simeral; sister, Carol Hamilton; and grandson, George. He is survived by his brother, Wayne Simeral; friend, Darlene Stafford; and several nieces and nephews. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
 


Antoinette "Toni" V. Remaley

October 17, 2022 |

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

Antoinette (Kardos) Remaley “Toni”, 82, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.   Toni was born November 27, 1939, in East Vandergrift, PA, to the late Nicholas J. and Anna M. (Kromka) Kardos.  She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1957, and was a majorette with the Thunderers Drum and Bugle Corps. Toni met her life-long companion, Frank Remaley, while she was working at G.C. Murphy in Vandergrift.  Frank and Toni married in June of 1960, and at the end of April, 1963, they welcomed their only child, Lou Ann. Toni was a stay at home mom, always there to offer her daughter and her Ward Drive friends rides, and advice when needed.  She always attended Mass on Sundays at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon.   Through the years, Toni enjoyed camping and weekends with her family at Morraine camp lands, and later, traveled with her husband throughout the country, visiting casinos, and dog and horse racing tracks.  One of Toni's favorite things was family dinners, and for many years,  Toni was her grandson's biggest fan. She traveled far and near to watch Dante play in countless baseball and hockey games. She was always there to offer a smile and to cheer Dante to victory.  Toni easily made friends, finding the best in everyone, and for her husband and daughter, she was the calm in the storm with the patience of a saint.   In addition to her parents, Toni was preceded in death by brothers, Paul J. Kardos, Patrick Kardos, Nicholas Kardos, and sister Elizabeth Plazio.   Toni is survived by her her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Remaley, daughter Lou Ann and her husband Greg Youhon of North Huntingdon, her grandson Dante and his wife, Melissa Youhon of Pittsburgh, PA., siblings, Loretta Kardos of Washington Township and Joseph (Carol) Kardos of West Leechburg, sister-in-law, Juanita Kardos of North Apollo, and many nieces and nephews.  She will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.on Tuesday at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Alan M. Pavuk

October 17, 2022 |

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

Alan M Pavuk of North Huntingdon ran to the Father on Saturday, October 15, 2022, after a 17 week battle with a malignant brain tumor. Born November 18, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the second child of Joseph M and Eleanor (Peterson) Pavuk. He graduated from Norwin High School in 1970 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He was employed on the pipe production line of the Electric Resistance Weld US Steel-Camp Hill McKeesport plant, retiring in 2014. Alan cherished making memories by traveling- first with his parents on bus trips and later with his sister to New York, North Carolina, Florida, and California for family events. He had an amazing mind for details and loved learning, with a sweet tooth to rival Buddy the Elf. Shopping to find the best bargain brought him great delight in addition to watching classic comedy shows, attending car cruises, and supporting local farmer and craft markets. He had an eye for colorful gems, glasswork, decorative lights, and clothing. Radio programs from short wave to AM, local to international were part of his daily schedule. His greatest passion was music of wide genres from 1960s rock to reggae, ska, and sea shanties. Alan supported many independent local and international musical artists in his extensive audiovisual library. He was a member of St Mary's Romanian Catholic Church and attended Free Hungarian Reformed Church both of McKeesport. Alan was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Joseph E Pavuk. He is survived by his sister, Susan Rabe, sister-in-law, Sharon Pavuk: niece and nephews: Megan(Chuck) Stitt, Joel(Erica Gatts) Pavuk, Timothy(Brittany) Rabe, Benjamin(Kelly) Rabe, Noah(Jessica) Rabe: and great nieces and nephews: Adelyn, Josie, and Ira Stitt and Raegan and Elias Rabe. Visitation: Friday, October 21,2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with brief memorial service at 7 pm at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 22,2022 at 10 am, St Mary's Romanian Catholic Church 318 26th Street McKeesport. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
To honor Alan, please wear vibrant colors, cartoon, music, or novelty shirts to both events. Donations may be made to SLB Radio Productions, Inc, Pittsburgh to assist in supporting the art of music and radio broadcasting.

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

 


Loretta Lyons

October 14, 2022 |

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

Loretta Lyons, 86, of Hempfield Township, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born May 25, 1936 in East Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Wirbilia) Thomas. Prior to her retirement, Loretta was a clerical secretary for Westinghouse. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going out to lunch and dinner with her family and friends, socializing with her bowling friends, spending time with her extended family and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Lyons; brothers, Stanley, Richard and Henry Thomas; sisters, Marie Beres, Genevieve Beck, Stella Suznick and Constance Frowen. She is survived by several nieces and nephews who will remember the good conversations, her quick wit and humor. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Catherine Bradley

October 12, 2022 |

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

Mary Catherine Bradley, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born August 15, 1936 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George E. "Casey"  and Sara (Donahue) Bradley.  Prior to her retirement, Mary Catherine was an elementary school teacher and librarian.  She was a graduate of California State University and the University of Duquesne.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and National AARP.  Mary Catherine was pursuing a hobby in acting and was a volunteer radio reader with the Radio Information Service of Pittsburgh.  She is survived by several cousins.  Friends will be received from 9 -10:30 a.m. on Friday  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service  will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Huong Thi Nguyen

October 10, 2022 |

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

Huong Nguyen, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born April 10, 1966 in Quang Nam, Vietnam, daughter of the late Doan Nguyen and Dong Thi Nguyen.  Huong was a nail technician for Sky Nails in Jeannette.  She is survived by her husband, Hieu Nguyen; son, Trung Dinh Nguyen, Truc Thanh Nguyen and Tin Trong Nguyen.  Family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas John Knaus

October 09, 2022 |

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

Thomas John Knaus, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home. Tom was born in McKeesport, Pa. on April 11, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Knaus and Lydia Matias Knaus and baby son, Thomas. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 54 years, Marlene Terek Knaus. He is also survived by his son, Kevin Knaus of N. Huntingdon and by his remarkable grandchildren Juliet, Samuel and Ian, of Indiana Twp. He is also survived by his younger sister, Kathy Jo of Spring City, Utah. Tom grew up in Glassport, and graduated from Glassport High School in 1965. Tom was a fine all around athlete and enjoyed all the sports teams in the area. He was an avid golfer still waiting for the elusive hole-in-one. Tom attended California State College and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in education. He also received his masters degree in 1974. Tom taught 33 years in the Duquesne School District as an Industrial Arts teacher. Tom was a veteran of the US Army Reserves, assigned to the 46H Replacement Company in Pittsburgh. He received his honorable discharge in 1976. Friends will be received from 2-7 on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Stanley Hess

October 08, 2022 |

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

Stanley Hess, 88 of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home. He was born December 4, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pa. ,a son of the late Albert H and Emma Ours Hess. Stanley was a graduate of Logan High School in West Virginia. Prior to his retirement, Stanley was employed as a Lab Technician by PPG and was a former security guard for Burns Security. He enjoyed old records, and spending time with his grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Long Hess, and daughter, Kathy Hess. He is survived by his two sons, Paul , Timothy (Gloria) three daughters, Deborah Shawley (Al), Mary A. Cella (Mike) and Janice Marsiglio (John) 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 A.M. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Please go directly to the grave. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Susan Margaret Jalosky

October 06, 2022 |

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

Susan Margaret Jalosky (Hill), 60, passed into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 6, 2022 at her home in N. Irwin, PA.  She was born to George E. Hill and the late Franceen E. Hill on Feb. 13, 1962 in Endicott, NY.  Susan was a graduate of Owego Free Academy (1980) & Houghton University (1985).

Susan served her Lord as a member of Circleville UMC and at Norwin Nazarene Church where she was the district children’s quizzing director for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Daryl Jalosky.  In addition to her father (Betty), she is survived by her son, Jonathan Jalosky (Ellen), granddaughters Alethea & Layla, siblings Lynette Abbott (Joe), Heather Campbell (Paul), Daniel Hill (Johanna) and many loved nieces and nephews.

 
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Jill Elizabeth Coates

October 06, 2022 |

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

Jill Elizabeth Coates, 57, of North Irwin, residing in Coulter passed away, October 5, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 9, 1965 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Charles Lester and Shirley Amardea Coates. Jill enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and her cat Cami. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David and a sister Christine. She is survived her husband Dennis R. Miller, a brother Jay Coates, sister in law, Joyce Coates. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Saturday 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at noon in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Coulter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan Sophia Yurkov

October 05, 2022 |

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

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Joan Sophia Yurkov, 85, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022.  Joan was born to Martin and Sophia Yurko on November 22, 1936, in North Braddock, PA. She grew  up surrounded by many cousins and her dedicate canine companion, Snooty.  Joan was a graduate of Scott High School. After graduation, she joined Bell Telephone as a telephone operator for several years prior to marrying her loving husband, Zolton Emil Yurkov, on October 23, 1965.  Joan loved animals, especially dogs. She was an enthusiastic crafter, football fan, reader, and history buff. Above all, her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a dedicated Girl Scout leader and spent countless hours attending sports practices and games of her children and grandchildren. Joan enjoyed many adventures and often traveled the United States with her family and high school best friends. Joan was a longstanding member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Legion of Mary. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon, PA, since 1965 and sang in St. Agnes adult choir for over 30 years. Joan is survived by her two daughters, Carol Ann Spisso and Donna Marie Kolat, and her five grandchildren: Mara Spisso DeCapito (Philip), Marco Spisso, Nicholas Kolat (Natalie), Abra Spisso Podoliak (Jon), and Erin Kolat (Ray Munden). All of whom loved and cherished her deeply.

 
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