John F. Slater Funeral Home
4201 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15227


Obituary Condolences

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 of Jefferson Hills. Husband of Antoinette Shalley; father of Kathleen (Dennis) Peterson and Dr. Ann Shalley (Randy) Collins; grandfather of Kara (Dave) Wisenauer, Michael Peterson, Erin Mayer, Lauren Pipher and Nathan and Sarah Collins; great-grandfather of Jack and Emma. Dr. Shalley was a graduate of Duquesne University and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Cincinnati. After directing band for four years at Munhall High School, he became choral director at Baldwin High School, his career lasting 28 years. His Honors included Outstanding secondary Educator of America. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII, additionally he was a dance band musician and conductor with the Army Air Force Special Services. He also conducted the PA Army National Guard Band. Friends will be received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-881-4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on TUESDAY from 6-8 p.m. and WEDNESDAY from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Thursday morning at 10:15. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church at 11:00 a.m. Baldwin High School Choir Alumni are invited to attend and sing in honor of Dr. Shalley at the conclusion of his funeral mass. If desired, family suggests donations to Baldwin-Whitehall Friends of the Theater Arts, PO Box 10985, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 or Celtic Hospice, 150 Scharberry Lane Mars, PA 16046. Please send condolences to
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2013
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