Gertrude L. Shirilla, age 94 of New Salem, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on January 13, 1927 in Newboro, PA to the late Walter and Helen Molek Sheroke.
She was a member of St. Mary Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church where she was the cantor for over 40 years and lead the rosary for over 50 years. Gertrude was a volunteer at Mount St. Macrina since she was 26 years old and a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis (SFO) for 50 years.
Gertrude was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Shirilla,
brother, Richard Sheroke,
sisters, Helen Ondrish and Elizabeth Sheroke.
She is survived by four children, Gregory Shirilla and wife Kimberly,
Mary Tiberi and husband Joseph,
Helene Biller and husband Francis,
Christina Simmons and husband Robert;
seven grandchildren, Amy Dixon, Nicole Savage, Zachary Shirilla,
Nicholas Tiberi, David Tiberi, Stephanie Roberts,
and Joshua Simmons;
six great grandchildren, Aidan, Ethan, Clara and Norah Dixon,
Henry Tiberi, and Brantley Savage;
brothers, Walter and Theodore Sheroke.
Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill St. New Salem, PA on Friday from 2 - 8 PM. A Panachida service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM followed by Divine Liturgy at 11:00 AM in St. Mary Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, New Salem, PA with the Rev. Fr. Christopher Burke as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Macrina Cemetery. A Parastas Service will be held on Friday at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.
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