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Shirley Ada Matay

November 16, 1937 ~ September 13, 2007 (age 69)

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Shirley Ada Matay, 69, of Fallowfield Township, Charleroi, died Thursday, September 13, 2007, at the Donnell House, Washington.

She was born November 16, 1937 in Bentleyville, a daughter of the late Vincent and Ada Ambrazas.

She was a graduate of Bentleyville High School.

She was the first woman school bus driver for the Charleroi School District, where she worked for over 30 years.

Mrs. Matay was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville.

Surviving are two daughters, Terry Boord (Keith) and Cheryl Mitchner, all of Fallowfield Township; four grandchildren, Gary S. Dean, Rachel, Jessica and Sarah Mitchner; two great-grandchildren, Ada Leigh Urwin and Connor Mitchner; a brother, Herbert Ambrosy of Ellsworth and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are her husband, Charles W. Matay, who died December 21, 1991 and a brother, James McBeth.

Friends received from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville (724-239-2255), where services will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2007 with the Rev. J. Andy Scott, officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donnell House, c/o Hospice Care of Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Ave., Washington, PA 15301.

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