Shirley Stoyanoff

May 15, 1940 - May 16, 2019

Shirley Stoyanoff, 79, Tyrone, passed away Thursday morning at her home.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Sherrill and Alice (Justice) Laird. On Dec. 28, 1974, she married John F. Stoyanoff, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2001.

Surviving are two daughters: Debbie Snyder of Charleston, S.C. and Cheryl Zelanko of Tyrone; two sons: Jeff (Marsha) Stoyanoff and John (Susan) Stoyanoff; a sister, Barbara (Bill) Edwards of Altoona; eight grandchildren: Anaya (Tiffany) Jacques, Eryn (Todd) Varano, Derek Snyder, Caitlin Snyder, Dr. Jeffrey Stoyanoff (Jason Long), Matthew (Denice) Stoyanoff, Alex Stoyanoff and Koryn Stoyanoff; a great-granddaughter, Ariel; a cousin, Beverly Minnich; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved German shepherd, Miah.

Shirley graduated from the Altoona School of Commerce. She retired in 1997 after 30 years of service from the Altoona Hospital as a patient account manager.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and sister. She loved animals and caring for them, especially German shepherds and she volunteered for 16 years at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

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