Cover photo for Shirley Jean Pedro's Obituary
Shirley Jean Pedro Profile Photo

Shirley Jean Pedro

September 16, 1930 — August 20, 2019

Shirley J. Pedro, age 88, of Dushore, PA, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at her home with her loving family at her side.


          Shirley was born September 16, 1930, in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Bernard F. & Bertha Wagner Ortlieb.  She graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1948.


          Shirley began working at an early age in her father’s grocery store, Ortlieb’s Store in Lopez, PA.  She later worked for a dentist, Dr. Fiaschetti in Binghamton, NY.  She attended a business school in Williamsport and worked for a time for Commonwealth Telephone Co., when they had their offices above Hoag’s Shoe Store in Dushore.  She was the secretary and bookkeeper for Pedro Construction the rest of her life.


          She married Angelo “Bud” Pedro of Mildred, PA, on October 2, 1959, and they celebrated their 59th anniversary last October.


          Shirley was a lifelong member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and a member of its Dorcas Society and church choir.


          She and Bud enjoyed traveling in their motor home, camping and went on 22 cruises that Pastor Rick Reeser put together with Zion Chapel.  She was an avid seamstress and made or altered most of her clothing.




Angelo                                                        at home



Gary (Judy) Peterson                                  Fort Pierce, FL

Judy (John) Greiger                                    McCormick, SC

Angelo (Nikki) Pedro II                              Dushore, PA



Enola (Edward) Nelson                              Elmira, NY

Tina Nichols- Erik Johnson                        Painted Post, NY



Mrs. Lois Rae Kane                                    Flemington, NJ


Three brothers-in-law:

Jerome (Rebecca) Pedro                             Mildred, PA

Michael (Debra) Pedro                                Mildred, PA

John Fowler                                                         Mildred, PA


Five sisters-in-law:

Alberta Pastusic                                         Mildred, PA

Dawn “Toots” Masteller                                      Dushore, PA

Deborah (Dennis) Hill                                Mildred, PA

Sharon Pedro                                              Williamsport, PA

Beverly Pedro                                             Dushore, PA


Twelve Grandchildren:

Jason (Summer) Streby

Penny Streby

Robert (Angie) Peterson

Richard (Leigha) Peterson

Michael (Ali) Peterson

Mark (Hannah) Peterson

Andrew Nelson

Lindsey Nelson

Aaron Nichols

Austin Nichols

Amy Nichols

Eryk Collings



Nine great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter


Special nephew:

Kevin Kane                                                 Flemington, NJ


Special Cousins:

Carl Wagner                                                         Dallas, PA

Theresa Ann Stabrylla                                            Dushore, PA



And numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins.


          She was predeceased by her daughters: Marci Rae Pedro on December 20, 1985, and Michelle Pedro Collings on November 3, 2016; and brothers-in-law:  Howard Kane on May 14, 2015, John Pedro an infant, Thomas J. “T.J.” Pedro on October 2, 2014, Wayne Joseph Pedro Sr. on October 23, 2014, Edward Pedro Sr. on March 11, 2017, and Richard Pedro Sr., on June 2, 2019; sisters-in-law: Margaret Sysock Pastusic on April 28, 1996, and Eleanor Fowler on October 24, 2014; a nephew Thomas Pedro Jr. in 1966, and nieces, Jodi Lynn Fowler Miller, on Nov. 5, 2017, Angela M. Pedro Thomas, on Dec. 5, 2017 and Sue Pedro Adams, on Nov. 17, 2011.



          Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 25th, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Zion Chapel Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, her pastor, officiating.   Interment will be in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore, PA.


          Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, on Saturday, August 24th 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to Zion Cemetery Association, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614.

          To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to          

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Jean Pedro, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Calling Hours

Saturday, August 24, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Sunday, August 25, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

116 Carpenter Street
Dushore, PA 18614

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery


Visits: 13

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors