M. Shirley Pikula, age 87, of McKeesport, died December 9, 2019, at Riverside Care Center. Born June 18, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Ella (Jacobs) Zoltak and the wife of the late Joseph G. Pikula.
As a young woman, Shirley was one of the top models in the Pittsburgh area. She went on to teaching "Charm" classes to young women in the old Sears building, and retired from the J.C. Penney Company. Her biggest love was setting a table that was unmatched and providing a meal and a prayer that people who experienced it still speak of. She was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church.
Shirley is survived by her son, Del A. (Leslie) Pikula of Port Vue; grandchildren, Ashley, Kaitlin, Ellie, and Alaina; great-grandchildren, Amyah, Asher, Lincoln and Cari'onna; many nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her daughter, Lori E. Evanovich.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from Noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Port Vue United Methodist Church, 1565 Washington Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15133.
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