George M. Shirey, Sr., 70, of Leechburg, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019. He was born on November 16, 1949, in Sligo, Pa. to Nellie (Hepler) and the late Samuel H. Shirey, Sr. Beloved husband of Janet (Chronick) Shirey for 48 wonderful years; loving father of George M. (Kayla) Jr., John (Kyle), and Samuel C. (Erin D.) Shirey; and grandfather of ten cherished grandchildren. George was the dear brother of Samuel H. Shirey Jr., Marie Shirey Cox, Neva Beradone, and Holly Rogers.
George was a devoted member of the New Kensington Fire Station 56-1 for 48-years, a member of Tyrian Lodge 644 F & AM for 40 years, a member of the Hillbilly Clan 53, and served proudly in the US Army.
Family and friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. & 6 to 9 p.m., at RJ SLATER IV FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington, 724-335-0100. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a Firefighters Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Additional viewing will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:30 a.m. with Phil Walker officiating. www.rjslater.com
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