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Shirley M. Cropcho


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Shirley M. Cropcho Obituary
Shirley M. Cropcho, 84, of Lower Burrell, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Concordia at Fox Chapel, Cheswick. She was born Dec. 9, 1933, in New Kensington to the late Louis and Sophie "Peggy" Urbaniewicz Adams, and was a lifelong resident of the local area. Mrs. Cropcho was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Tarentum, and enjoyed taking care of her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. She also enjoyed feeding deer, reading and knitting hats for Marines. She is survived by her four children, Stephen (Andrea) Cropcho, of Perrysburg, Ohio, Catherine (Ronald) Shank, of Lower Burrell, Patricia Carney, of Lower Burrell, and Margaret "Peggy" Gruseck, of Lower Burrell; 11 grandchildren, James, Scott and Michael Cropcho, Christina (Steve Turk), David (Cristi), and Emily (fiance Jeremiah Witherup) Shank, Amy (Jonathan) Wagner, Eli Grape, and Pamela, Stephen and Sean Carney; five great-grandchildren, Logan, Isaac and Natalie Shank, and Jason and Joselynn Wagner; and son-in-law, Michael Grape, of Upper St. Clair. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Cropcho; daughter, Anne Grape; great-grandson, Jackson Turk; and brother, Louis Adams.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., where a Panichida service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, followed at 10 a.m. by a funeral liturgy in St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell. Parastas services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
The family suggests donations made in her name to the , 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Animal Protectors, 533 Linden Ave, New Kensington, PA 15068. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Sept. 14, 2018
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