Shirley M. Cassarly

01/12/0927 - 11/22/2021


Obituary For Shirley M. Cassarly

Shirley M. Cassarly
Jan. 12, 1927-Nov. 22. 2021

Shirley M. Cassarly, 94, Altoona, passed away surrounded by her loving family, Monday at her son, Richard’s residence.
She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Bernard and Violet (Orr) Trostle. Shirley married George R. Cassarly, Jr., June 1, 1946 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, he preceded her in death, on March 20, 1974.
Shirley is survived by her loving children: Richard E. (Kathleen) Cassarly, Sheldine (Steve) Garner, Patricia McCulley and Gayla (Scott) Piner all of Altoona and Sheldon R. “Sandy” (Vicki) Cassarly of Hollidaysburg; thirteen grandchildren: Lisa (Bryan) Shields, Renee (Tom) Andros, Nikki Bagrosky, Stephanie (Ron) Bowersox, Steven (Mallory) Garner, Megan Garner, Justin (Jess) Cassarly, Josh (Katie) Cassarly, Kelly McCulley, Krystal (Matt) Morrison, Brittany Twine, Desiree Piner and Sydni Piner; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her sisters: MaryJane Trostle, JoAnn Skipper and Betty Frederick; her brothers: William, Bud, Jack and Bob Trostle; and a grandson, Patrick McCulley.
Shirley retired as a Nurses Aid from the Altoona Hospital with 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Shirley’s life was her family, as she had a hand in raising three generations, she loved spending time with all of them. Shirley enjoyed watching figure skating and listening to Elvis Presley.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. Also, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 from 9-10 a.m. friends will be received until the 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 416 6th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602 with Fr. Ronald Osinski officiating. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 416 6th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • Dear Sandy and family our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom .May God bless her . Debbie and Jack McDougal

  • I have very fond memories of being at the family home for family gatherings. Aunt Shirley was always a calming presence among all us young kids running in and out of the house, never minding the noise or mess. She was accepting and loving towards everyone, and was a beautiful soul, and an exceptionally strong woman and mother who raised, and helped raise, wonderful children and grandchildren! God bless you Aunt Shirley! Please say hello to my Mom, you were always one of her favorite people! Rest in peace.

  • My deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Shirley. I will ALWAYS cherish the LOVE Mrs. Cassarly had shown me as Sandy & I grew up together and I'll NEVER forget both she & George, as an upstart athlele their support gave me the strength and courage to continue my quest. Rest in peace Mrs. C and may God bless you soon with reuniting with your George........Rick, Shel, Sandi, Pat & Gayla may the good memories of Mrs. C's journey home guide you and keep you.

  • You were the light of my life!! My heart is so broken but I can't wait to see you again someday!! I love you so much Nana!!❤❤

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason