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John W. Brush


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John W. Brush Obituary

John W. "Jack" Brush, 69, of Greensburg, peacefully passed away Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2018, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family.

Jack was born in Mt. Pleasant on Sept. 26, 1949, the son of the late Frank Clair and Florence J. Little Brush.

He was Pentecostal by faith and was a graduate of Hempfield High School, Class of 1967. He also attended the Information Science Institute of Pittsburgh, studying computer programming.

Jack was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with HQ Co. 127th Signal GP USARV. He served in Vietnam as a clerk typist for his company and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He attained the Rank of Sp/4.

Jack has been employed for over the past 40 years as a purchasing agent for National Hydraulics, Mt. Pleasant.

Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother to his family, and a friend to his many co-workers. He was also an avid fan of NASCAR racing.

Jack is gone from our lives but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him: his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Rose M. Smartnick Brush, whom he married Dec. 30, 1969; his two caring sons, John W. Brush II and his wife Amy of Butler, and Brian M. Brush and his wife Kristie of Paducah, Ky.; his three adoring grandchildren, Tayler Brush, and Jeremy and Adalyn Brush; his brother, Frank C. Brush and wife Rebecca of Scottdale; his sister-in-law, Patti Ann Havel of Hunker; and his brotherin law, Daniel Smartnick and wife Elaine of Latrobe. Also surviving are his nieces and their families: Joanna C. Kubasky and husband Sean and their son, Gabe C. Kubasky; and Jackie C. Younkin and husband Tony R. and their children, Ashtyn J. and River R. Younkin.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne C. Brush (Jan.1, 2000).

Jack's family and friends are cordially invited from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:45- 11:45 a.m. Friday to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, with his friend, Pastor Bob Green of Madison United Methodist Church, officiating.

Committal services and interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard.

Due to circumstances, the funeral home doors will be locked between viewing hours.

To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry, send flowers or online condolences, or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.

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