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Alfred E. Shoaf

March 12, 1947 — July 29, 2020

Alfred E. "Al" Shoaf, 73, of Natrona Heights, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concorida in Cabot, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born March 12, 1947, in Philadelphia to the late Alfred and Pauline (Jonczak) Shoaf. Al was a graduate of Knoch High School and the New Castle School of Business. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the US Navy from 1968-1969. Al started his working career as a printer for the Valley News Dispatch, then as a foreman at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge and retiring from Allegheny Raw Materials in Freeport. He was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights and the V.F.W. Post 894 in Natrona Heights. Al coached softball for the Natrona Heights Baseball Softball Association. He enjoyed watching TV, trips to the casino and was a black belt in Karate.
Al is survived by his wife of 52 years, Christine "Chris" (Balucha) Shoaf; children, Heather (David) Deane, of Arlington, VA., Nikki (Joe) Pirain, of Mt. Lebanon and Jason (Andrea) Shoaf, of Harwick; grandchildren, Georgia and Violet Deane, Evan, Tyler and Max Pirain and Sawyer Shoaf; and by his sister, Helen Ezatoff, of Cabot. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his infant granddaughter, Scarlett Shoaf and by his brother-in-law, David Ezatoff

Friends will be received on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Andrew Fischer as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Burial will be private. Please adhere to all CDC guidelines of wearing of a face mask, social distancing and funeral occupancy is limited to 25 people at one time. To send an online condolence please visit

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