Philip Joseph Hirsch

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Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandafther Philip Joseph Hirsch, age 75, of Girard, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at UPMC Hamot after an extended illness. Born in Pittsburgh on August 19, 1935, he was a son of the late Philip B. and Mary Heyl Hirsch. Phil graduated from Butler High School and attended Gannon College. He had been a product manager at AMSCO for many years and also had been employed at National Fuel Gas, Pro Realty Services and V & V Appliances. Phil was an avid Steelers fan, and enjoyed golfing, boating and motorcycle riding. He was a member of Mensa and he attended the Lake City United Methodist Church. The oldest of seven children, Phil was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Hirsch and Robert Hirsch. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn (Kitsy) Van Dyke Hirsch; three sons: Philip D. Hirsch and Michael (Carol) Hirsch, all of Erie, and Richard (Regina) Hirsch of Lake City. He is further survived by, and was very proud of, three grandchildren, Richard Hartline, Matthew Hirsch and Angela Hirsch, all of Lake City, and one great grandson, Trevor Jones. Also surviving are his siblings, Margaret (Bernard) Baldwin of Portville, N.Y., Joseph (Carol) Hirsch and Susan Hirsch (Keith Alysworth), of Pittsburgh, and Betty (Robert) Feth of Wake Forest, N.C., as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East in Girard on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Burton's All Faiths Chapel with Rev. Darrell Greenawalt of the Lake City United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the John Kanzius Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501. You may send condolences at

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Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - Girard
525 Main Street East Girard, PA 16417
(814) 774-3603
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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 24, 2011
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