Dominic R. Shilala

Dominic R. Shilala, age 94 of West Long Ave., DuBois, PA died Sunday, June 04, 2017 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born on September 12, 1922 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Dominic & Elizabeth (Chesnalavich) Shilala.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.

On May 2, 1953, he married Ann (Felix) Shilala. She survives. They had been married for 64 years.

Dom retired in 1982 after 37 years of service with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He also worked at Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware Store for 16 years, as well as S&T Bank and the DuBois Area School District.

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church where he had sung in the choir. He was also a member of the former Lithuanian Independence Club.

He is survived by 2 daughters (Mary Ann Shilala of DuBois, PA, and Diane Pepitone & her husband, James of Katonah, NY), and a son (Dr. Patrick Shilala & his wife Jane of DuBois, PA). He is also survived by a grandson (Michael Pepitone).

He was preceded in death by 4 sisters (Ann Lommock, and Nelle, Julia, and Betty Shilala) and 4 brothers (Joseph, Bernard, Sylvester and Terry Shilala).

There will be no public visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.

Full military honors will be accorded from the church by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial may be placed with the charity of the donor’s choice.

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