Shirley L. (Wilds) Fortuna

Born: Sun., Apr. 11, 1937
Died: Sun., Jun. 16, 2019


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 20, 2019
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 21, 2019
Location: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church


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Shirley L. Fortuna, 82, of Sharpsville, passed away on Sunday June 16th, 2019 at Hospitality Care in Hermitage, PA.  
  
Shirley was born on April 11th, 1937 to William and Esther (Scott) Wilds in Greenville, PA. She graduated from Sharpsville High School class of 1955. Shirley worked as a secretary for National Castings, Quaker Steak & Lube, and the Cookery Restaurant until her retirement. On June 14th, 1958 she married her husband Louis Fortuna Jr., who survives at home.
  
She was a member of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church in Sharpsville, PA where she was active in helping with the annual fish fry’s. Shirley also volunteered for the Mercer County Board of Elections. She would enjoy beach vacations every year with family, going to movies and lunch with girlfriends Dee, Joyce, Sue and spending time with great friends, Barb and Bill. Most important to her was her family and her grandchildren. She always followed them in their activities and attended their many events over the years.  
  
Shirley is survived by her loving husband Louis, three daughters, Shirley M. (Gary) Valenly of Sharpsville, PA, Kathy L. (Joe) Lenzi of Sharpsville, PA, Kelli J. (Pete) DeBiase of Pittsburgh, PA, grandchildren, Shawn Valenly, Lindsey (RJ) Golub, Taylor Lenzi, Matt Lenzi, and 1 great grandson, Luca Golub. Also surviving is brother, Jim (Cindy) Wilds of Hermitage, PA and their sons, Justin, Brandon, and Jordan. Shirley will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  
  
She was preceded in death by father, William Wilds and mother, Esther Wilds.
  
Friends may call Thursday June 20th, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
    
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday June 21st, 2019 at 10:00 am in St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, with Father Matthew Strickenberger, officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.
  
Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery Hermitage, PA.
  
Memorial contributions can be made to the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter and sent to 2599 Broadway Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148, in memory of Shirley.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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