Larry C. Shirey

thumbsLarry C. Shirey, 70, of New Bethlehem, died on Sunday evening, November 30, 2014, surrounded by his family, at the home of his care givers, Pam Shirey and Jamie LeVier.

He was born on January 7, 1944 in Mayport, the son of the late J. Russell and Dorothy L. (Kunselman) Shirey. He was married on December 4, 1965 to Sally M. (Bain) and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2012.

Larry served his country with the United States Navy from 1961 to 1965. He was a union coal miner with R & P Coal Co. for 20 years and belonged to the United Mine Workers. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem where he sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the NBC Chorus and sang with the Redbank Valley Community Choir.

He is survived by four children, Larry Bryan Shirey and his wife Tina of Fairmount City, Lisa Reesman and her husband Nelson of New Bethlehem, L. Scott Shirey and his wife Missy of Fairmount City, and Lance Shirey and his wife Tonya of Rossiter; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; five brothers, Allen Shirey and his wife Margie of Fairmount City, Darrell Shirey and his wife Lila of Sarver, John Shirey and his companion Lisa of Mayport, Galen Shirey and his wife Sue of Mayport, and Mark Shirey and his wife Becky of Owings Mills, Maryland; an uncle Hilton Kunselman of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 10 until noon at the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem. The memorial service will be held at the church at noon with Pastor Jodie Smith officiating.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir Fund at 234 Penn St. New Bethlehem, Pa. 16242.


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