Deborah J. Shannon, New Castle, PA obituary

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (MyValleyTributes) – Deborah J. Shannon, 73, of New Castle, died Thursday afternoon, March 16, 2023, in Quality of Life Services.

Mrs. Shannon was born on October 12, 1949 in New Castle, the daughter of the late Ross and Kathryn (McCullough) Klaber.

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A lifelong resident of the area, she graduated from Union High School in 1968.

For 44 years, Debbie worked as a janitor at Union High School, retiring in 2013.

Debbie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New Castle.

She enjoyed playing cards and working on word search puzzles. Debbie also enjoyed listening to music from the 50s and 60s and spending the day shopping. Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Her husband, Leslie S. Shannon, whom she married on June 28, 1980, survives at his home in New Castle.

Also survive are two daughters, Renee Krasinski (Steve) of New Castle and Melanie Collinsworth (James) of Benbrook, Texas; one brother, Dennis Klaber of New Castle and four grandchildren, Vincent and Olivia Krasinski and Weston and Amelia Collinsworth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Lawrence County Humane Society, 628 Pearson Mill Road, New Castle, PA 16101.

The call time will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023, at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 West Falls Street, New Castle.

A memorial service will be held immediately afterwards at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home, with Reverend Lorrie Ghering-Burick officiating.

Online condolences can be sent to family at

A television tribute will air on Monday, March 20 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV, and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. The video will be posted here on the day of the broadcast.


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