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Member Obituaries

Shirley Rae (Niner) Conaway

RN, MSN, age 81, born June 30, 1937 passed away peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018, surrounded by her family after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Proceeded in death by her parents, Earl Niner and Wilma Phillippi Niner of Confluence, PA. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years John R (Dick) Conaway, Jr., dearly loved mother of Denise Conaway Benyak (Leonard) of Annapolis, MD, Debbie J Conaway (Robert) of Uniontown, John R (Ric) Conaway III (Jeanne) of Uniontown, Debra Lynn Henry Costelnock, Esq. (Paul), Mt. Pleasant, PA and Victoria Alper (Bruce) Durango, CO.

Beloved grandmother of Jillian Benyak Barthlow (Josh), John E. Benyak (Tammy), Tyler S. Conaway, Caitlyn J. Conaway, John A. Conaway, Asa A. Costelnock, Alexander A. Costelnock. And Great-granddaughter, Charlotte R. Barthlow.

Shirley was a graduate of Turkeyfoot High School, Davis and Elkins College and received her Master's in Nursing from Columbia University. She was a valued employee of the late Dr. Pineda, Abby Healthcare, and a well-loved instructor at the Laurel Business Institute.

Shirley and Dick founded Conaway Enterprises in 1969. Shirley was a Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown PA.

Shirley was a wonderful and well loved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and known to all as GG.
Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown on Tuesday from 6 - 8 PM and Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. A prayer service will be held on Thursday at 9:15 AM in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, PA. Interment will be Mt. St. Macrina Cemetery, 500 West Main St, Uniontown, PA. A Parish Wake service will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 PM in the funeral home.

The family would like to extended heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Reilly, Dr. May Flores, Lisa and staff at Hillman Cancer Center and Amedisys Hospice for their years of kindness and caring support. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Shirley's memory to Fayette Friends of Animals. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed at www.skirpanfuneralhome.com

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Virginia (Eber) Slater

Virginia "Ginny" Slater, age 86, died at her home in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania with family members by her side. She was born on March 25, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, Virginia Fay Warwick, one of two children of Maynard Charles and Faye Elizabeth (Host) Warwick. Ginny was a long-time church secretary at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert William Eber in 2006 and her only sibling, Colonel Maynard C. Warwick, late of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ginny is survived by her husband of twelve years, J. Fred Slater; two sons, James A. (Debbie) Eber of South Park, Pennsylvania and Kenneth W. (Belinda) Eber of Jefferson Hills and five grandchildren, James (Amy) Eber, Katie (Jay) Banaszak, Jaclyn Eber, Amanda Eber and Jorge Eber; five great grandchildren, Landon, Carys, John, Mia and Luca. She is also survived by Fred's family, five children, Sherwyn (Tim) Repp, John (Paula) Slater, Steve (Judi) Slater, Tim (DeeAnn) Slater and Noel (Sharon) Slater; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 (Large) Jefferson Hills 15025 (412-384-0350) on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 2 – 8 PM. Her funeral service will be on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11 AM in the Lebanon Presbyterian Church 2800 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Church Cemetery across the street from the church.

If desired Virginia's family suggests donations to Lebanon Presbyterian Church 2800 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122.

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