Irene C. Burkey, 83, of Streetsboro, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 in her home. She was born on December 26, 1929 in Windber, Pennsylvania to the late John and Elizabeth (Pastor) Pepoy. Irene was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church and the Alter and Rosary Societies as well as Forget Me Nots. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John C. Burkey; daughter, Renee Burkey of Streetsboro; sons, Mark Burkey of Ravenna, John Burkey of Streetsboro and Michael Burkey of Ravenna; sisters, Katherine Wilkie, Ann Franze and Elizabeth Mihalko, all of Pennsylvania; and brothers, Joseph Pepoy of Detroit, Steve Pepoy and George Pepoy, both of Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Ambrose and brother John Pepoy.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro with Fr. Ferraro officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Center of Hope, 1034 W. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266 or the Portage Animal Protective League/Dog Pound 8122 Infirmary Rd, Ravenna, OH 44266.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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