Shelley Ann Thokar
September 24, 1957 - February 18, 2021
Visitation: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 1-5 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Shelley Ann Thokar
Age 63, of Cranberry Twp., passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Shelley was born September 24, 1957, daughter of Walter Nicholas and Derethea (Brennan) Hoban. Beloved wife of Eric P. Thokar, whom she married on September 1, 1979; loving mother of Ian (Gina), Rachel (Dr. Stephen) Predebon, and Chelsea Thokar; dear Nana to Evan and Eloise; sister Kimberly (Kevin) Cope, Nicholas (JoLynn) Hoban, Jacqueline (David) Puzzuoli, and Dr. Timothy (Linda) Hoban, and daughter-in-law to Alberta Thokar of Florence SC. She was preceded in death by her beloved nephew Dillon Cope, and father-in-law Henry Thokar.
Shelley was a kind, animated, and Godly woman who lived life to the fullest. She spent most of her time with her close-knit family. She also enjoyed working as an operating room nurse for 40 years, and had many close friends from UPMC Presbyterian and the Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital. Shelley was an operating room nurse at heart and truly loved her job, so much so that she went on to accomplish a Masters Degree in Nursing Education. She loved long walks in parks, on the beach, or even just through her neighborhood. Shelley made friends with any and everyone and was always a vibrant presence in any room. She was never afraid to testify to her strong faith in her Lord and Savior, or entertain people with her animated stories. She had an energy that spread to everyone and always made them laugh. She never let her illness stop her from being where she was needed.
Her courage and faithfulness in the face of illness was an extraordinary witness of her dedication to Christ.
She spent her last few years between treatments traveling with her best friend, encourager, and husband Eric. She delighted in seeing her youngest child Chelsea graduate from college and begin her career. Another great joy of hers was attending the weddings of her son Ian and daughter Rachel. Shelley was an amazing Nana to her grandchildren Evan and Eloise and will continue to be an important presence throughout their lives.
She will be greatly missed until we meet her again in Heaven.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday from 1-5 pm, at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Celebration of Life will be privately held, officiated by Pastor Bob Zonts of Grace Community Church. Private interment will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Zelienople.
In lieu if flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Shelley’s name to, Samaritans Purse International ReliefSend Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary