Shirley Anne Surgenavic
Shirley Anne (Cratsley) Surgenavic passed peacefully and full of grace from this life into the glorious Kingdom of Heaven on Sept. 30, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was born to Bill and Helen Crastley of Brookfield on March 22, 1948.
She was an inspiration to all who knew her for her calm and positive demeanor during her 25-year struggle with the challenges of cancer. As a strong Christian believer, she would give all the glory to God, but we must also thank Dr. M. Islam and his staff for the expert care that added many wonderful years to her life. The family also wishes to express their grateful appreciation to Family Hospice of UMPC for providing compassion and caring during the final weeks of Shirley's days at home.
For several years Shirley enjoyed her position as a flower designer at Weingartner's Florists in New Castle, Pa. She was also a very passionate gardener who created beautiful flower gardens at her home in New Castle. She loved to share her latest discovery with her siblings and enjoyed the same interests.
Shirley was also known within the family for her quirky sense of humor, and she loved nothing more than to see everyone cracking up in laughter. How we will miss those times.
Surviving Shirley is her loving husband, Joe Surgenavic, and adoring children, Julie Anne Surgenavic and Joseph S. Surgenavic all of New Castle. She will also be missed by grandson, Joey, who was a precious gift to her these past eight years. She also leaves behind three sisters and a brother, Janet (Tom) Scott of Philipsburg, Pa., Donna Ischo of Canton, Ohio, Patty Mills, and Bill (Debbie) Cratsley Jr., all of Brookfield, plus many more admiring nieces and nephews.
We will miss you, dear one. But one thing is certain, there is a lot more laughter in heaven today.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-3678.

Shirley Anne (Cratsley), of New Castle.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date for family and friends.
Funeral arrangements are by the WILLIAM F. & ROGER M. DECARBO FUNERAL HOME, 926 Cunningham Ave., New Castle. Online condolences can be sent to:
Published on October 1, 2019


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4 posts
Oct 13, 2019
Deepest condolences to the family and God bless
Karen Shockey Kresovsky
Oct 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated with Patty from high school in 1967. I, also, was in a card club many years ago with Donna. My prayers are with you all!
Michael Krapacs
Oct 09, 2019
My mother had cancer twice in eleven years. She was a woman ofbstrong faith like Shirley. At our class reunions Shirley and I talked at length about surviving with cancer. She is a special person.
Joe Caldwell
Oct 08, 2019
, we were very good friends in high school she was very good with math she tutored me God bless her and her family