Age 91, of Westmoreland County, formerly of Pittsburgh, after a wonderful life filled with many friends and adventures, died suddenly on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katherine (Myjak) Chrzan; and more recently, by his loving daughter, Nancy Ann Chrzan. He is survived by his former spouse, Anna M. (Stolarski) Chrzan; his children, Kathleen Smith, David (Susan) Chrzan, Larry (Janet) Chrzan; his grandchildren and great- grandchildren; his sister, Helen Markovich; nieces and nephews; his companion, Elsie Paich; his extended family, Millie DeMore and Cindy Cavallucci. Larry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a plank owner of the U.S.S. Cleveland and was awarded eight battle stars while serving in North Africa and the South Pacific. He later served on the U.S.S. Gustafson in the North Atlantic. Larry held many union positions, starting as a union steward at Helms Express and was elected to numerous positions in the Teamsters Local #30 and served as president for the last 12 years that he was in office ending in 1984. From 1985-2011, he was the president of the Teamsters Local #30 Federal Credit Union. He was a charter member of the PA Conference of Teamsters, trustee of the Teamsters Joint Council #40, a board member of the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority for 25 years and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #781. In his memory, Larry would request that you "VOTE DEMOCRAT." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Veterans Voices of Pittsburgh, 200 Magnolia Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Family and friends received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th Street, Lawrenceville, on Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment at Allegheny Cemetery with Military Honors to follow.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2012