Charles Vincent "Charlie" Shanahan Jr.



Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019, formerly of Swissvale and Wilkinsburg. Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 57 years, Kathleen Shanahan; loving father of Charles Shanahan III of McMurray, Joyce Shanahan and Chris Smith of Ormond Beach, FL, William Shanahan of Monroeville, Robert Shanahan and his wife, Jeanne Molyneaux, of Swisshelm Park, and Amy Hedfors and her husband, Thomas, of Murrysville; also survived by nine grandchildren, of whom he was enormously proud, Matthew, Michael, Cameron, Ryan (Julie), Brenden, Carly, Jonathan, Ryan, and Brady; a great- grandson, Jameson Thomas Shanahan; his sisters, Catherine Welsh and Joann Talerico; and the late George Shanahan, Mary Agnes Harrington, and Margaret Crombie; also many loving nieces and nephews. Charlie retired from Penn National Insurance Company. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially golfing with his sons. He also enjoyed all forms of music and loved singing. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC. , 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial in the Word of God Roman Catholic Church on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Charlie's family would like to thank the LGAR Staff for the loving care he received. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charlie's memory may be sent to the LGAR Home, 800 Elsie St., Pgh., PA 15145. Send condolences