J. F. Ott Funeral Home, Inc.
504 Oak St
Irwin, PA 15642
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1929 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
84, formerly of Irwin, died Sat., Dec. 7, 2013 at UPMC St. Margaret's Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Apr. 27, 1929 in Claridge, son of the late Michael and Pauline Pushnick Koter. Prior to retirement, he was a music teacher and band director for Greensburg Salem School District. Don was part owner of Professional Music Center of Greensburg for over 30 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin where he served as Choir Director. He graduated from St. Vincent College in May of 1958. Don earned his Master's Degree in Music Education from Duquesne University in 1965. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Air Force Band. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona R. Rudinsky Koter. Surviving are sons, Eric (Maria) Koter of Nevillewood, Scott (Carol) Koter of Delmont, Randy (Bernadette) Koter of Wexford; grandchildren, Amber Koter-Puline, Adrienne Gauntner, Eric Alexander, Ryan, Morgan, Christopher and Megan Koter; great-grandchildren, Bayleigh and Tyler Gauntner, Lorenzo and Leonardo Puline. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tues. at the J.F. OTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 504 Oak Street, Irwin. Parting Prayers held 9 a.m. Wed. in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association c/o Denise Bilott, Norwin Middle School, 10870 Mockingbird Drive, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences, please visit:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013
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