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Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Christine Church in Youngstown, for Irene H. Sharkey, 96, who passed away on July 28, 2019. Irene was born on April 23, 1923 in Youngstown, a daughter of John Horvat and Mary Jackman Horvat. She was a graduate of South High School and was a member of St. Christine Church, The Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, The Slovak Catholic Sokols, The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and The First Catholic Slovak Union. She worked as a secretary for the Commonwealth Insurance Co. and for the Youngstown City Schools. She was Head of the Secretary Association. Surviving are a sister, Mary H. Krupa of Youngstown; two nieces, Paulette (Gerald) Migletz of Poland and Chrisa (Christopher) Wolf of Chester, New Jersey; a nephew, Theodore Krupa of Youngstown; two great nieces, Emily Montgomery and Claire Montgomery, both of Chester, New Jersey; and a great nephew, Dylan Wolf also of Chester, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl R. Sharkey; two brothers, John (Carmella) Horvat and Raymond J.(Dorry) Horvat; three sisters, Carolyne T. Horvat, Isabelle Doubrava and Martha E. Horvat; and a great niece, Michele Migletz.
Friends will be received also on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the funeral service at St. Christine Church.