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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TERRY & JOANNE LIPAK
   Posted Wed June 19, 2019
WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. ALWAYS A GRACIOUS LADY THAT WOULD WAVE OR SAY HELLO WHEN SHE SAW MY WIFE OR ME WALKING OR ON OUR FRONT PORCH. WE WILL MISS HER. ONCE AGAIN , WE ARE SO SORY FOR YOUR LOSS.

Fred elavsky
   Posted Wed June 19, 2019
Cindy and I would like to send our condolences to Shirley’s family,she will be missed r.i.p shirley

joe hilko
   Posted Thu June 20, 2019
Condolences to Lou and family . I worked with Shirley at Treasure Island . also I worked at National Castings for 20 years and never knew she worked there . Thoughts and prayers are with all.

Dan and Debbie Hiryak
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
Our condolences to you Lou and family on the passing of Shirley. You will be in our thoughts and prayers my friend. Hooter and Debbie Hiryak

Jeff and Diane Thut
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry Currie
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
I want to express my sympathy and prayers to Lou and the family of Shirley. She will be missed.

Beatrice Mitchell
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
My condolences to the family at this time of loss. Losing the ones we love is never easy. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from them. We are reminded in the Bible that God sees your pain and sorrow and has promised that soon death will be done away with...swallowed up forever and the tears wiped from all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) God will heal broken hearts by restoring life to our precious loved ones.(John 5:28,29) So reflect often on your happy memories and draw comfort from the promises of God.

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