Dolores Shearer

Dolores Pohland Shearer, 88, of Latrobe, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2017. She was born September 5, 1929 in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Carl and Lucy (Minkau) Pohland.

Dolores was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe and a former member of the Latrobe Country Club. She graduated from Latrobe High School, class of 1947. She enjoyed golfing and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. “Buster” Shearer Jr., her sister, Barbara Beehner, and her brother, C. Jacob Pohland.

She is survived by four daughters: Leslie Siemering and her husband John, Gayle Smith, Lynn Lotto and her husband Dennis, and Kathy Vallana and her husband Richard, eleven grandchildren, a great granddaughter, two sisters-in-law, Mabel Palombo and Ruth Shearer, and a number of nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., Latrobe, is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Action for Animals P.O. Box 814 Latrobe PA 15650, Trinity Lutheran Church 331 Weldon Street Latrobe PA 15650, and Heartland Hospice 3520 Route 130 Irwin PA 15642.