Clifford M. Tustin Jr., 87, of Washington, died Monday April 14, 2014, in UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.He was born August 9, 1926, in Gretna, a son of the late Clifford M. Sr. and Bessie L. Pangle Tustin.Mr. Tustin was a 1944 graduate of Hickory High School. He later served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 175 of Washington and North Ten Mile Veterans Association.He worked as a carpenter for many years, building horse vans. He was a member of North Ten Mile Baptist Church. He also belonged to Labor Temple and was a past member of South Strabane Township Parks and Recreation Board. He loved to watch football, especially the Steelers, and also enjoyed watching the Pirates, but above all, he loved spending time with his family.In September 1974, he wed Ruth Reese Tustin, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three children, Joyce (Gerald) Hay, Sherry Moninger and Frank (Iona) Tustin; two brothers, James and John Tustin; nine grandchildren, Justin (Ashley) Moninger, Nathan Tustin, Megan Tustin, Brayden Tustin, Marcie Unrue, Jerry (Betsy) Hay, Joseph(Bonnie) Unrue, Stephanie Tustin and Jeffrey Tustin; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his first wife, Mary J. Moore Tustin; a son, Howard Tustin; and a brother, Wayne Tustin.Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, April 18, in North Ten Mile Baptist Church, 322 Ridge Church Road, Amity, PA 15311. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 175 of Washington.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to North Ten Mile Baptist Church, Amity, or to Wounded Warrior Project of Pittsburgh, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 16, 2014