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Shirley Jean Roman

December 5, 1933 — June 29, 2021

Shirley Jean Roman age 87 of Finleyville, formerly of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills, PA.  She was born December 5, 1933 in Canonsburg, the daughter of the late James and Grace Murphy Horner.

Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Canonsburg High School (Canon-McMillan).  She lived most of her life in Canonsburg, working at the Tiny Store and as a nurse’s aide at Western Center.  She was a member of St. Patrick Church of St. Oscar Romero Parish.

A devoted wife and mother, Shirley made her home warm and welcoming for kids, neighbors, and friends.  She loved family gatherings and made every birthday, graduation, and special occasion a memorable event.  The holidays were especially joyful because of her passion for decorating, cooking, and baking.

On September 17, 1953 she married Edward Roman, whom she was happily married to for 49 years, enjoying a lot of fishing and camping in their retirement, before his passing on July 19, 2002.  Left behind to cherish her memory is her daughter Cindy (Brian) Bailey of Conway, New Hampshire; three sons, Paul Roman of Canonsburg, Dennis Roman of Vernon, Connecticut, and Kevin Roman of Finleyville, PA; grandchildren Sara (Tobey) Sweet, Laura (Michael) Ward-Horner, Birdie and Lindsey Bailey and great-grandchildren Britton and Autumn. Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are three brothers James Horner, Walter “Pickles” Horner, and David Horner.

Friends and family are welcome from  2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120, where a Blessing Service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, July 5, 2021.

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