Theodore William Takacs Sr., 70, of Donegal Township, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh.
He was born August 10, 1943 in Canonsburg, a son of Julia Rebosky Takacs, of Canonsburg, and the late Theodore Joseph Takacs.
Mr. Takacs graduated from Canon-McMillan High School and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. He served in the U.S. Navy
, receiving a Purple Heart
in the Vietnam War
and reached the rank of AE3. He last served at Whiting Field, Fla. He was a member of the Taylorstown American Legion and the Canonsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars
Mr. Takacs was a retired employee of Joy Manufacturing, where he worked as a mechanic for fourteen years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, motorcycles and old cars. He was active in youth sports as a coach.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, Theodore W. (Theresa) Takacs Jr. of West Alexander and Dwayne (Autumn) Takacs of Washington; a sister, Barbara McGary of Canonsburg; and eight grandchildren, Ted, Bethany, Breanna, Haley, Maddison, Jackson, Wyatt and Julie Takacs.
Deceased in addition to his father is a son, Shane W. Takacs.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, in Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, director, where services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 17, with Pastor Brian Greenleaf officiating. Burial will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Military honors will be accorded by members of American Legion Post No. 175 and the U.S. Navy. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hummellandjones.com