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Jeffrey Thomas Shipley

  • On September 11, 2020
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Jeffrey Thomas Shipley, 32, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 11, 2020. Jeffrey was a resident of the Countryview Home, part of Merakey/Allegheny Valley School, in Robinson Township. He previously resided with his parents in Greensburg and then North Huntingdon. Jeffrey is survived by his parents Denise L. Shipley and Thomas Shipley of Sewickley, his sister and brother-in-law, Leanne and Timothy McLaughlin, and his nephew Rory McLaughlin. He is also survived by his loving and skillful caregivers at Countryview, his fellow Countryview residents, and his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Despite his disabilities, Jeffrey brought joy to those who knew and cared for him. He was a trooper who showed strength and grit, but had a gentle side. He displayed a subtle sense of humor and could be as stubborn as ever. He will be sorely missed.

There will be no viewing and a private memorial service. Arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Robinson Township. The family extends a very heartfelt thank you to all who cared and supported Jeffrey at Merakey/Allegheny Valley School, Countryview, and at Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Countryview at Merakey/Allegheny Valley School, In loving memory of Jeffrey Shipley 100 Countryview Drive McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

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2 Comments

JoAnne
  • Sep 12 2020
Tom and Denise, you know how much I loved your son and my heart is truly broken. The past 5 years of being his house manager and seeing the change in him (all for the better) has been so wonderful. Jeff is going to be so missed by his other housemates and all the staff. We tried our very best to make his life here at Countryview the best for him. We love you both and will be praying for peace and comfort.
Nash Zavarella
  • Sep 12 2020
Jeffrey was definitely a strong person who on a daily basis worked worked to show is abilities. He did have a subtle sense of humor that was appreciated by all who he came in contact with. My prayers are for Jeffrey, & his family whose love for him was very much apparent. God bless
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