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Mildred Shrum

Mildred Shrum, 87, of California, passed away unexpectedly in her residence on Monday, August 1, 2011. Born on April 10, 1924 in Belle Vernon, she was a daughter of the late Mike and Anna Puhac Zlatovich. Mildred always enjoyed playing cards and, for many years worked at California University of Pennsylvania as a custodian, but was more known for working at the voting polls on Election Day for over 40 years. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her children, Ronald Shrum and wife, Grace, of Rahway, NJ, Lloyd Shrum and wife, Dorothy, of Warren, OH, Rodney Shrum and partner, John Gamble, of Bridgeville, Lois Tice of Mays Landing, NJ, Nicholas Shrum of Hampstead, NC, Joyce Shrum-Teich of Rostraver Twp., and James Shrum, with whom she resided; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Nicholas Zlatovich; daughter-in-law, Judy Shrum of the state of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Franklin Shrum, in 1991; a son, Eugene Raymond Shrum; a grandson, Ronald Shrum, Jr.; a sister, Mary Leithold, and a brother, Steve Pehnec. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Candace Cook presiding. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Because of their extensive loss from the fire, the family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, monetary donations be made to James Shrum, c/o Cal Ed Federal Credit Union, 100 Technology Drive, California, PA, 15419.


Aunt Milka is in our thoughts and in our prayers. She will always be remembered. We wish all the family sympathy and peace.

Judy Zlatovich, Nick Zlatovich, Joy Z Bondy Aug 5 2011 12:00 AM

What a tragic lost, I work with her niece, Judy, and know Mildred is loved and will be missed. Mark Hamby

MARK HAMBY Aug 5 2011 12:00 AM

I work with your cousin,f Judy Zlatovich, and am so sorry for your loss.

Anne Murphy Aug 5 2011 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of all of you.

Judy Zlatovich Aug 5 2011 12:00 AM

The family has mine and my family's very deepest condolences.

Jeffrey A. Kash Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

Rodney, Jimmy and all the family, My heart is filled with such enormous pain for you that words can never aptly express. Just take solace knowing that your Mom is with God and enjoying life eternal. May God give you the strength to carry on. Marty Paul and family

Marty Paul Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many fine memories of Mildred growing up.My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family.

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Kurt & Lyndsey Odegard Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies. I knew Milka years ago when I lived in California, Pa.

Lance Heiner Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

I have many wonderful childhood memories of holidays and family gatherings at Aunt Mil and Unc's home. There were always a lot of people, a lot of food and a lot of LOVE. Aunt Mil was a wonderful, warm and caring lady. My deepest sympathy to the Shrum Family. Rest in Peace, Dear One. Love, Jerilyn and Family

Jerilyn Heiner Gauthier Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

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