Andrew Pehonsky


Andrew Pehonsky, 85, of 1203 South Avenue, passed away Sunday (Dec. 6, 2015) at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Oct. 8, 1930 in Custer City, he was a son of the late John and Zuzanna Lukacova Pehonsky.
Andy was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High School and later served in the United States Army.
On July 14, 1956, he married Mildred Helen Dancho Pehonsky, who passed away Aug. 12, 2006.
He was employed at Coke-a-Cola Bottling Company, then for 44 years at Zippo Manufacturing.
Andy was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church. He loved to golf and was a founding member of 50 years of the Pine Acres Country Club. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and his faithful dogs "Polka" and "Cider." He loved to listen to polka music and going to Upbeat.
He is survived by a daughter, Theresa (Tim Monroe) Hathaway; a son, Gerry (Tish Kelly) Pehonsky, all of Bradford; three grandchildren, Chelsea Place, Jennifer Leposa and Haylee Hathaway; two great-grandchildren Arianna Leposa, and Maya Hathaway; three sisters, Pauline Dudo of Bradford, Sue Lowe and Margaret Sutterlin, both of New Port Richey, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Anne Hrenkro, Helen Costello and Mary Piganelli; and three brothers, Joseph Pehonsky, Michael P. Pehonsky Sr. and John Pehonsky.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113 Bradford PA 16701 or to the .
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2015
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