Shirley J. Torboli Kushner

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Shirley J. Torboli Kushner, age 80, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 while under the care of UPMC Cranberry Place.

Shirley was born on May 2, 1938 in Avella, Washington County. She was a faithful member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Parish in Cranberry Twp. Known for her beautiful smile, Shirley was a kind and generous woman who had a great sense of humor. Her laughter was contagious to everyone around her. Above all, she will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Robert J. Kushner, whom she married on February 10, 1962; her daughter, Christine Pawlak and her husband, Kurt; her grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Sarah and Connor; her brothers, Kenneth and David Torboli; her sisters, Diane Meriage and Maxine Mason; and her daughter-in-law, Angela Kushner.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert W. “Bob” Kushner, who passed away on January 20, 2017; and two brothers, James and Calvin Torboli.

All services for Shirley were held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Highmark Caring Place, 200 Warrendale Village Dr., Warrendale, PA 15086.

Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Boylan-Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

Originally published January 10, 2019.

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