2018-06-07 / Obituaries

Shirley Norconk

June 4, 2018


Shirley Norconk Shirley Norconk Shirley Norconk, 91, of Wilmot, PA, passed away on Monday,

June 4, 2018, at her home with her loving family at her side.

Born on Nov. 8, 1926, in Lopez, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lila Mae Steafather Fiocca. She graduated from Dushore High School, a member of the Class of 1944 and was a music major at Mansfield University.

She married Raymond Norconk of Wilmot on Dec. 23, 1944. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary before Ray’s passing on Sept. 11, 2013. In her younger years, she worked for Bill and Lucy Sick at their Ben Franklin Store in Dushore. She also worked for Dr. Karl Peterson in Wyalusing. Shirley was a key partner in the success of the family farm in Wilmot Township.

She also served on the American

Field Service Selection Committee for the Wyalusing Area School District and hosted an AFS student, Louise Wolzak Tjoonk, of the Netherlands. Known for her musical talent, she sang and played for many functions over her lifetime, which included being the organist at St. John’s Lutheran Chapel. She was an active member of the Dushore Music Club for over 70 years.

Shirley was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother.

Her greatest love of all was her family.

Survivors include her son, Gary R. (Sharon) Norconk of Hunlock Creek, PA; daughter, Linda Kisner of New Albany; four grandchildren,

Tammy (Bruce) Stough, Kelly Kisner, Timothy

(Jennifer) Norconk and Shaun Norconk; eight great- grandchildren, Alexandra (Aaron) Bowersox, Megan and Ryan Stough, Teagan, Emmyrson, Finley, Jackson and Noah Norconk; sister- in- law, Kathryn Slawta of Vestal Center, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Norconk; brother and sister- in- law, Duane “Skip” (Elizabeth) Fiocca; sisters in- law, Arlene (Lewis) Neuber,

Marian (Douglas) Blemle and Rachel (Paul) Miller and a brother- in- law, Charles Slawta.

Funeral services will be held at 9: 30 a. m. on Thursday, June 7 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, followed by a service at St. John’s Chapel, Wilmot, at 11 a. m. with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Norconk Cemetery.

Friends called on Wednesday, June 6 from 3 to 6 p. m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John’s Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Dushore Music Club, Attn. Peggy Anderson, PO Box 223, Dushore, PA 18614.

To send condolences or sign the e- guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

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