Theodore Eugene Semple

Theodore Eugene Semple, 67, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, August 23, 2014, in his home. He was ill since February.
He was born May 3, 1947, in Oil City, a son of the late Donald Semple and Anna Bertha Klinko Semple.
Mr. Semple was a 1965 graduate of Trinity High School, attended Penn State University and was a graduate of Western School of Veterinary Technology. While a student at Penn State, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was transferred to the Army's Ready Reserves, from which he was discharged October 1, 1973.
He previously worked in customer service for International Paper. Most recently, he was a vet tech at Castle Shannon Animal Hospital.
Mr. Semple loved fishing, animals and the outdoors.
On October 16, 1976, he married Patricia Suthard, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Brigette Kennedy and husband James and Vicki Riggle and husband Greg, all of Houston; two brothers, Michael Semple and wife Tracy and Ronald Semple and wife Renae, all of Washington; a sister, Cheryl Bauer and husband Gunther of Washington; and four grandchildren, Courtney, Austin, Ashton and Christian.
Deceased is a sister, Judy Clemens.
At the request of the deceased, no public services are being held.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four PA, 15330, or to a hospice of the donor's choice.
William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., Washington, is handling arrangements.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Aug. 25, 2014