Harold M. Shirey, 68, of Slippery Rock passed away peacefully while under the care of hospice and his loving family Friday April 1, 2022 at his brother’s home.
Harry was born on November 21, 1953 to the late Linton D. Shirey Sr and late Mary Jane Helm Shirey.
Harry served in the US Navy and US Naval Reserve on the USS Glover from 1972-1978. In the service, he received a Medal of Honor and a National Defense Service Medal. He worked as a Mechanic at Bill Errera’s Auto Sales and Service in Butler. Harry was the Commander in Chief at the American Legion Post 243 in West Sunbury. He was a member of the Butler County Law Enforcement Officers Association and was an Associate Member of the Fraternal Order of Police. In his spare time, he was very passionate about helping others and working on anything with wheels.
Harry is survived by four brothers: Linton Duane Shirey Jr and his wife, Dara; David Wayne Shirey and his wife, Elizabeth; James Gale Shirey; and Stephen Chas Shirey and his wife Dee; two sisters: Susan May Bonner and Linda Christine Shaffer (late, James); and numerous nieces and nephews. Although Harry had no children, he treated his nieces and nephews as his own. Harry will be remembered by his family for always picking out the most perfect gifts to give. He had a very big heart and generous spirit.
Harry was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Louella Hogg.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday April 10, 2022 at the William F Young Funeral Home 132 Main Street West Sunbury. At 4:00 the Sons of the American Legion Post 243 will conduct their Service at the funeral home followed by Military Honors provided by the Moniteau Ceremonial Squad.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 243 % 1431 W Sunbury Road West Sunbury PA 16061.
West Sunbury American Legion Post 243
1431 West Sunbury Road, West Sunbury PA 16061