Edward E. O’Shea, 86, of Hilliards passed away peacefully the evening of October 25, 2021.
Ed was born on September 15, 1935 in Pittsburgh. He was the son of the late William O’Shea and Katherine Polcher O’Shea Gurrola.
He proudly served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a demolition expert. Ed retired in 1984 as a steel worker from U.S. Steel and in 1995 he retired as a Deputy Sheriff in Allegheny County. He was a 32 Degree Mason with Penn Hills Infinity Lodge #546 and a member of the Boyers Sportsman’s Association.
Ed is survived by one daughter, Robin McKitrick of Pittsburgh; one granddaughter, Lauren (David) Oros of Allison Park; two sisters: Shirley McCarthy and Maureen Grimm; and two brothers: Paul O’Shea and Martin “Chookie” Gurrola, all from the Pittsburgh area; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his cat “Kitty Kat”. He is also survived by Marsha (Ray) Clark of Butler, Carrie Clark of Slippery Rock, the extended families of Lu Ann (David) Beachem of Butler, and Donna Jo Ealy of Boynton Beach, Florida.
Ed was preceded in death by his long-time companion, Donna Louise “Weezer” Day, his wife Florence O’Shea, one sister Theresa Morgan, and three brothers, Ronald, Gary, and Raymond O’Shea.
A personal thank you to the staff at the VA and the VNA of Butler, especially his nurses, Trisha Pollard, Penelope Diehm, and Abby Campbell for the excellent care Ed received over the last two years and to the staff at Sugar Creek and the Lakes at Jefferson for his care during his final days.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday November 13, 2021 at the William F Young Funeral Home 132 Main Street West Sunbury.
Memorial Services will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Kathryn Soltis officiating.
Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Ridgeville.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lutheran Senior Life Hospice VNA, 154 Hindman Road Butler PA 16001.
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