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Edward J. Shurman

April 15, 1941 — October 3, 2020

Edward J. Shurman, 79, of Gilpin Township, formerly of South Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born April 15, 1941, in Natrona to the late Joseph E. and Lottie M. (Bednarz) Shurman. Ed retired from Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge in 1995 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Christ the King R.C. Church in Gilpin Township. Ed loved his dogs and enjoyed target shooting, music, playing many different instruments like the classical guitar.
He is survived by his children, Sheila (Rick) Leech, of Sumter, South Carolina, Edward J. Shurman Jr., of Bloomsburg and Greg (Maria) Shurman, of Atlanta, Georgia; son-in-law, Robert J. Gibson, of McCandless Township; grandchildren, Joshua Leech, Terrah (Caleb) Mello, Adam Stoelker, Sarah Stoelker, Zachary Gibson, Scott Shurman and Emma Shurman and by his great-grandchildren, Levi, Chloe and Lily. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his daughter, Holly Lynn Gibson.

Graveside services for Ed will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the the ASPCA at Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. To send an online condolence please visit

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

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