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Shirley Ada Matay

Born: Tue., Nov. 16, 1937
Died: Thu., Sep. 13, 2007

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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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Jim and Vonnie
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Dear Terry, Cheryl, and families....we remember your mom fondly, and were shocked to hear of her passing. Due to work schedules, we couldn't be there with you. But please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Rachel Mitchner
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. My gramma was one heck of a person and I know she captured everyones heart. She did teach me alot of lessons during my life, one I'll never forget, "Do not dwell on the things you can not change, focus on the things you can." You maybe in heaven, but you never left us! Im proud to say your my grandma!

Kathie Amos
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. If you need anything we are here for you. Kathie and Family

Amy Spencer
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Terry and Cheryl, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom... I know you will feel the loss for a long time. May the hands of God carry you through this time of grief! Your mother will be missed by everyone at 84 Lakes.

Stan Marcovitch
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Cheryl My condolences to you and your family. Your mother will be missed by all who knew her. I always enjoyed joking with her at the bp. Stan

Ellen Brawdy
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Dear Terry and Cheryl and families. You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom, I wondered why we hadn't seen her at the 84 Lounge. I was off sick for months, but I did see her once this year. Please accept our heartfelt condolences from myself and the employees of the 84 Lounge and Lakes

Clara Josephites and Janet (Josephites) Duvall
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Terry and family, Please accept our sincerest, deepest, and most heartfelt sympathy at this sad time.

jessica urwin
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
i just wanted to tell you gram that i love you and miss you everyday. i wish you were here for the days that i need you most. you are dearly missed. please keep looking down on me and guide me on the right path.

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