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Marilyn A. Shorto

April 2, 1945 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 76)


Marilyn A. Shorto, 76 of Westmont, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 13, 2022.

She was born April 2, 1945, in Johnstown, daughter of Joseph J. Sr. and Mary G. (Rosenberger) Grimm.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Robert Hill, brother Joseph J. Grimm Jr. and brother-in-law Anthony Shorto.

Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Joseph J. Shorto, her daughter Michelle Shorto-Dugan (Eric) and son Ryan Shorto (Stacy Krise). She was known as “Nunny” to her five grandchildren, Brooklynn Mari, Maria Lyn, Ryleigh Jo "Chi Chi", Jack Joseph, and Samuel Thomas. 

Brooklynn and Maria, her twin granddaughters who also were her first grandchildren, had their middle names, “Mari” & “Lyn,” chosen so that when put together spelled out “Marilyn,” after their precious Nunny. 

She is also survived by her two brothers Robert J Grimm and Larry J. Grimm, sister Eileen DiBortola, numerous nieces, and nephews. Also, sisters-in-law Anna Marie “Sis” (John) Bortoli and Rita Shorto.

Marilyn was a graduate of Bishop McCort High School and Cambria Rowe Business College. She was employed at Moxham Lumber for several years prior to having her children.

To Marilyn, there was no greater gift in life than family, especially her husband, two children and five grandchildren.  Her faith played such an important part of her life, and she had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. When she was not devoting endless hours of love to her family, she enjoyed renovating her house, painting, and making the outside of her house look as though it belonged in Better Homes and Garden magazine. She had a gift of home remodel and decor like no other!

Friends received from 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown, PA 15905.

Friends invited to a Celebration of Life Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Friday, at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Very Rev. Mark S. Begly. (Masks required at Funeral Home and Our Mother of Sorrows). 

Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 415 Tioga Street, Johnstown PA 15905, or a Charity of Choice in memory of Marilyn A. Shorto.

RIP in peace our dearest mom! We will love you forever! 


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Friends Received
February 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Duca Funeral Home - Westmont Chapel
1622 Menoher Blvd.
Johnstown, PA 15905

Funeral Mass
February 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Mother Of Sorrows
415 Tioga St
Johnstown, PA 15905

Entombment Following Funeral Service
February 18, 2022

Grandview Mausoleum.
801 Millcreek Rd
Johnstown, PA 15905


Our Mother of Sorrows Church
415 Tioga Street, Johnstown PA 15905
Tel: 1-814-535-7646

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