Shirley R. (Conway) Laskie, 80, of Hillside, died on Sunday, October 18, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born April 24, 1940, in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Bernard P. Conway Sr. and Wanda E. (Devinney) Conway. Prior to retirement Shirley worked at Latrobe Area Hospital as a Registered Nurse and worked in Nursing Education. She graduated from Carlow University with a master’s degree in nursing. Shirley was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph Altar Rosary Society, and a former member of the Latrobe Art Center. She enjoyed golf, gardening, bowling, fly fishing, and doing art work. Shirley loved spending time with grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her daughter Dana M. Petrunak, one grandson Chandler Linville, one brother Bernard P. Conway Jr., and one sister Karin McKay. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Richard S. Laskie of Hillside; one son Richard “Rick” Laskie Jr. of Derry; one daughter Christine Linville and husband Terry of Greensburg; one son-in-law Ronald Petrunak; one brother Charles “Lisle” Conway and wife Sheral of Ligonier; four grandchildren Kalyne Heinmuller and husband Paul, Corbin Linville, and Connor and Camden Petrunak; one great-grandson on the way; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends for Shirley’s Life Celebration 3-7 PM Wednesday October 21, 2020 in the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry. The St. Joseph Altar Rosary will recite the Rosary Wednesday 2:30 PM in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Shirley 10 AM Thursday, October 22, 2020 in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will be private in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011
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