83, of Silver Springs, entered into heaven on January 16, 2013. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA where he spent many years of his life working in the Steel industry for LTV Steel. As a young man, he decided to join the U.S. Army and was able to travel to Panama where he trained to become an MP. He had many hobbies fishing, country western music, reading, westerns but most of all dancing. Together he and his wife got the names Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. He moved to Florida in the early 90's but didn't actually move to the Ocala area until 2001. Most of his time here in Florida was enjoyed with his wife, Irene and when family and friends came to visit. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Frances Sutkovich in October of 2009, Richard Kent, Robert Kent and Robert Dean. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene; daughters, Maria Grace Potemka, Angela Moffett, Tracey Yearmuski, Lisa Huston; brothers, Robert and John; sisters, Diana Cipolloni and Faith Deigan; and brothers and sisters-in-law; Dorothy and Peter Robinson, Marjorie Dean, Nancy and Arthur Gallant, Daniel and Donna Kent, Jackie and Robert Roche, Jean and William Santello, Gail and Jack Kneeland, Arthur Kent, William Kent, Sallie Libratory, Susan Kent and Dollie and Gary Unger; and many surviving grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Funeral arrangements entrusted to HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, Ocala.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 20, 2013