On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at UPMC East, John Patrick “Jack” Shields, Jr. entered life eternal. He was born in Braddock on Saturday, Jauary 30, 1953. To the late John Patrick Shields, Sr. and his wife, Ruth Cayton Shields. Jack is the father of three children, Jessica (Aaron) Booker of North Braddock, John P. Shields, III, and his wife Michele of North Huntingdon, and Sarah (Jack Porch) of Hunker as well as 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Terry Shields of Irwin, Tim (Neva) Shields of Greensburg, Linda (Frank) Cigich of Export, Patricia Brown of Alexandria, Virginia and his best friend, Jackie DelleDonne and her daughter, Kiki. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Serafini and his former wife, Janice Shields (April 11, 2017), and his AKA daughter, Angela DelleDonne and her son, Louis.
Jack proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital as a boiler room engineer. He was previously employed at UPMC Braddock in the same position until it closed.
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held in 2019. Theodore Schleifer of PROFESSIONAL FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, Inc. (412-271-5115) is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.
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