Apalachin - Shirley M. Darrah passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Johnson City. Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Bernard & Marion Smithka her husband Arthur "Pete", brother Bernard "Sonny"Smithka and son Calvin "Clem".Aunt Freda Webster. Survived by her children, Richard "Mike" & Colleen, Debbie & Don Russell, Patti & Don Ackley, Carol & Mike, Dana, Steve & Pat, Tom "Todd" & Susie, Jay, Doreen Gehret & Doug, Sue & William "Bill" Moran, Denise & Mark McLendon, and Eric. Also survived by 28 Grandchildren, 45 Great grandchildren, 3 Great great grandchildren, sister Beverly & Ronnie Latier, dear sister in law Connie Smithka, daughter in law Kathy Darrah, dear friends Cindy & John Skibitzki, Janet & Don Naus and Pat Cole, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her special German Shepherds, Jake & Trucker. Special thanks to Kyle Telfer, Apalachin Fire Dept, Campville Fire Dept, & Wilson Hospital.
Family will receive friends, Friday, April 13, 2018 from 5 - 7 pm at Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, LLC, 765 Main Street, Vestal, NY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1 pm at the Little Meadows Fire Station, Corner of Pennsylvania Ave & Maple Ave, Little Meadows, PA.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Shirley's name may be made to Indiana GSD & Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc., 821 Quincy Road, Quincy, Indiana 47456 or the Apalachin Volunteer Fire Dept, 230 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY 13732 or Apalachin Lion's Club, P.O. Box 317, Apalachin, NY 13732.