Rita C. Hadbavny

April 05, 2016 |

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Rita C. Hadbavny, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born September 21, 1931 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary DeVera Pavlik. Rita was a member of St. Agnes Parish. She was a loving mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and enjoyed spending time gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Hadbavny; son, Timothy Hadbavny; brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Cyril Pavlik; sister, Irene Pavasik; and grandson, Daniel. She is survived by her sons, Michael Hadbavny, David Hadbavny and his wife, Cindee, Robert Hadbavny and his wife, Barb; daughter, Eileen Iwinski and her husband, Chuck; grandchildren, Scott, Kelly, Adam, Ryan, Jason, Jennifer, Justin, Joshua, Brandi; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Brooke, Justin, Cora, Conor, Brayden, Jocelyn; sister, Dolores Bombara; and her furry companion, Jackie. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. A blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Action For Animals, Route 217, Derry, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Patricia Spahr Miller

April 05, 2016 |

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Patricia Spahr Miller, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at her home. She was born February 23, 1936 in Greensburg, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Patricia was co-owner of Herminie Feed and Supply, Irwin and McKeesport stores. She was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church, where she was a past member of the Church Council, past member of the Board of Trustees, prayer group, and volunteer for the Vacation Bible School. She was past chairman of Reseda Jr. Women's Club, Reseda, CA, past chairman of North Irwin Jr. Women's Club, Mother Advisor of the Order of the Rainbow Girls and Den Mother for BSA. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William H. Miller; sons, Kevin Miller, Rev's. Kenneth Miller and his wife, Denise; daughter, Nadine Miller-Haelle and her husband, Frank; brother, Thomas Spahr and his wife, Donna; sister, Bonnie Koury; four grandchildren, Craig (Claudia) Miller, Kyle (Anna) Haelle, Justin Miller, Jenae Haelle; five great-grandchildren, Kristian, Alejandra, Sierra, Halley and William. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in Circleville United Methodist Church. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Mark A. Lavorini

March 29, 2016 |

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Mark A. Lavorini, 57 of North Huntingdon died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home. He was born July 1, 1958 in Lebanon, PA, a son of Marcia (Shirley) Lavorini and Nello and Irene Lavorini. Mark graduated from Sherwood High School, Class of 1976 and Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. He was employed as a Director of Commercial Sales for Dormont Appliance. He was the past president of BNI South Hills Chapter (Business Network International), and past State officer of the Pennsylvania Jaycees. He also enjoyed community service. Mark dressed as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus at various locations. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janel Perretta Lavorini, mother-in-law, Joan Perretta-Clark, sister, Tanya Williams. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday in the funeral home chapel at 10 A.M. Mark loved all pets and animals. If desired, please make memorial contributions to ASPCA (American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) in memory of him. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

William Beard Jr.

March 29, 2016 |

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William "Bill" J. Beard Jr., 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born February 5, 1955 in Oakland, PA, a son of Lois Ochs Beard and the late William J. Beard Sr.  Bill was employed as a milk receiver for Schneider's Dairy, and was a member of the Irwin Moose and Irwin Moose Golf Club.  He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1974 and enjoyed antique cars and tropical fish.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl A. O'Neill and her husband, Jeff;  brother, James Beard and his wife, Vivian; two nephews, Jeffrey O'Neill Jr, James Beard; and niece, Brittne Beard.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Thomas E. Kehoe

March 24, 2016 |

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Thomas E. Kehoe, age 71,  formerly of North Huntingdon died March 23, 2016 at Woodcliffe Manor in Bethel Park, Pa. He was born November 26, 1944 in North Braddock, a son of the late Thomas F. and Anna Margaret Scanlon Kehoe. Prior to his retirement, Thomas was employed in the accounting department for both Nuclear Automation and Sunoco. He is survived by his daughter, Erin Hildreth and her husband James;  two sisters, Patricia Bell and her husband, Tom, Amy Weston and her husband, Michael. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Three Rivers Hospice. 

 

Dolores N. Marcinik

March 24, 2016 |

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Dolores N. Marcinik, 77, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  She was born July 4, 1938 in Coulter, PA, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Bigley Deemer.  Prior to her retirement, Dolores was a dispatcher for CSX Railroad and volunteered at various nursing homes.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother John F. "Dook" Deemer.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Marcinik; son Jonathan and his wife, Carla; brother, Bill Deemer; sister, Anita; two grandchildren, Anna, Faith; and nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Interment will be private.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Dian Matta

March 22, 2016 |

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Dian Matta 75, of North Huntingdon passed away March 22, 2016 at Forbes Regonial Hospital, Monroeville.  Born November 22, 1940 in McKeesport, daughter of Dorothy Johnson Allen and the late Robert C. Allen.  Dian was a Organist and Choir Director for Penns Woods United Methodist Church along with many other local churches.  She also performed various organ recitals in the area.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years Daniel, two daughters Debbie Short and her husband Dennis of Derry and Barb Matta and her husband Gene Lucas of North Huntingdon, two grandchildren Dustin and Michelle.  She was preceeded in death by her grandson Julian Lucas in 2003.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Kathleen Schoeneck and Pastor Drew Bell officiating.  Interment will be private at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Penns Woods United Methodist Church.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

William J. Dworek

March 21, 2016 |

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William J. Dworek, age 71 of North Huntingdon died March 18, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born August 13, 1944 in Glassport, a son of the late Bernard and Emily Kukowski Dworek Sr. William was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Tool and Die maker by Elizabeth Carbide.He was a social member of the Larimer V.F.D. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Margaret Dunmire Taber. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rose Mary Dunmire Dworek, two brothers, Tom and Larry Dunmire, three nephews, Ron, Dan and Bobby Tabers. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 10a.m. at St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon. Memorials may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Edward A. Tomko Sr.

March 17, 2016 |

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Edward A. Tomko Sr., 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Hamilton Hills Assisted Living, Turtle Creek, PA. He was born April 3, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael Tomko and Elizabeth Hudachko Tomko Sebula. Ed was a charter member of St. Agnes Church North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Fisher Body Division of General Motors with 30 years of service. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps having served during WWII.

 
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Patsy Macioce Jr.

March 17, 2016 |

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Patsy A. Macioce Jr., 91, of Penn Hills, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 23, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Patsy A. and Mary Viglietta Macioce Sr. Prior to his retirement at the age of 82, Patsy was a carpet and furniture salesman for Hahn Furniture and Kaufmann's Department Store in Monroeville. He was a member of St. Bernadette Parish, Monroeville, member of the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, and was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII as an infantry soldier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Granata Macioce; brother Anthony; and sister Bernadette Bencivenga Sandrock.

 
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Robert Farneth

March 17, 2016 |

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Robert (Bob) Lester Farneth, 90, of North Huntingdon, PA, formerly of Plum Borough, died of heart failure on March 13, 2016 at UPMC East Medical Center. Robert was born in Plum Borough on August 11, 1925 to Ralph and Florence McIntyre Farneth, the 5th of 8 children. After graduating from New Kensington High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-46 and served in the 22nd Marine Regiment in the South Pacific. He worked at PPG Industries and Koppers Company, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He married Phyllis Evelyn Lucas in 1949 and together they had four children. They lived for more than 50 years on Logan's Ferry Hill, Plum Borough, on land that had been in the Farneth family for generations.

 
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Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish

March 17, 2016 |

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Mary Jane (McGill) Kuklish, 90, of Hudson, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon passed away on Monday, March 14 in St. Petersburg, FL. Born November 25,1925 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Olivia McGill. Mary Jane enjoyed a long teaching career in the Norwin School District. She was a devout Catholic and spent much of her free time reading, swimming, sewing, and working crossword puzzles.

 
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Albert E. Stratton

March 17, 2016 |

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Alberta E. Stratton, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her home. She was born March 14, 1938 in Wilkinsburg, PA, daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Bain Common. Prior to her retirement, Alberta was a driver for Laidlaw, Norwin School District. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, VFW Post 781 Ladies Auxiliary and was co-owner of Stratton Saddle Shop.

 
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Edwin R. Stumme

March 10, 2016 |

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Edwin R. Stumme, age 86 of North Huntingdon died March 10, 2016 at Riverside Nursing Center. He was born July 24, 1929 in North Versailles, a son of the late Theodore and Dorothy Kelly Stumme. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Edwin was employed by U.S. Steel Irwin Works. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon. He also sang in the choir at St. John's Church for over 40 years, a member of the quartet group called the Overtones and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War .

 
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Richard J. Heckel

March 07, 2016 |

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Richard J. Heckel, 90, of North Hunrtingdon, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. He was born March 19, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Henry and Eva Holjack Heckel. Prior to his retirement, Richard worked in law enforcement as chief of police for Penn Township in the 1950's, police officer for East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Security, and a lab assistant for Westinghouse Research, Churchill, PA. He was a member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church and a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served in the Air Force with 20 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

 
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