James N. "Culby" Culbertson

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 15, 2019

James N. "Culby" Culbertson of North Huntingdon died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in his home. He was born July 4, 1951 in Pittsburgh, son of the late James N. Sr. and Esther (Calabrese) Culbertson. Culby worked as a bartender at Shafton Fireman's Club and was a retired employee of the State Correctional Institute at Pittsburgh and was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh. He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Culby was also a baseball coach. He is survived by his companion, Patti Schanck; the mother of his children, Sharon Hurst Culbertson; his children Renee Saello (Dino Saello), Jeff Culbertson and his wife Jessica. Culby is also survived by his grandchildren, Alaynna Sisley and her husband Darien, Hailee and Ethen Culbertson; and his great grandchildren Braelynn and Estella Sisley.

At Culby's request there will be no viewing. The family will receive friends from 5pm to 8pm Monday June 17, 2019 at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made on his behalf to VVA Chapter 862 ATTN: Larry Googins 110 Hamilton Court, Baden, PA 15005. For online condolences please visit

Originally published June 15, 2019.

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