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70, of Everett, passed away in Florida on Feb. 23, 2010 after a long illness. Mr. Alderdice was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 19, 1939 to the late George F. Alderdice Jr. and Elizabeth Chalfant Bliss Alderdice. He was also preceded in death by a young son, Michael Bliss Alderdice. He graduated from Shadyside Academy in Pittsburgh and Penn State University. He served his country in Korea and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1965. He spent many successful years in the steel industry in both Pittsburgh and Cleveland, garnering many awards and accolades. In recent years, he resided in Everett with his wife of 42 years, Peggy Llewelyn Alderdice, who survives him. He is also survived by two children: George F. Alderdice IV of Westlake, Ohio; Erica Alderdice Birkner of Pittsburgh, and her husband David Birkner; and one grandson, Christian Earl Birkner. Also surviving are his twin sister, Deborah Randolph of Minneapolis, Minn.; five nieces and nephews; and 13 grand nieces and nephews. He was an avid antique gun collector and enjoyed target shooting with friends. Services will be held Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh. If friends so desire, donations in his name can be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 in memory of Mr. Alderdice and his late son Michael or to the Bedford County Humane Society, 1108 Lutzville Road, Everett, PA 15537.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 3, 2010
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