William Slater II Funeral Service
1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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George K. Haudenshield of Scott Township, age 90, died on February 19, 2011 after a brief illness. George was born in Carnegie, PA on June 11, 1920 and grew up in Rosslyn Farms, the son of the late Dr. Samuel S. Haudenshield and Ida Kirkbride Haudenshield. Beloved partner of Susan A Kelly; husband of the late Janet C. Chreiman; loving father of Lynn Traver (Tim Provance) and the late Leslie and Roger Scavo; grandfather to Matthew Scavo (Heather), Christopher Traver and Brian Traver; great-grandfather to Nathan and Olivia Scavo; dear brother to Barbara Haudenshield and the late Suzanne Spence and Marjorie. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. George attended Rosslyn Farms Grade School and Carnegie High School. He attended Allegheny College and the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated from the Pitt Dental School 1943 with highest honors. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still a dental student and immediately following his graduation he joined the U.S. Marines at Paris Island as a dental officer. He later served with a Seabee Battalion in the Pacific Theater. He was stationed in Okinawa preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. After the war George returned to Carnegie where he practiced dentistry for forty years, many of these with his father, Sam Haudenshield, at their office at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue. George is a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Society, Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and the Pittsburgh Academy of Dentistry. George was on the Scott Township School Board for 14 years and later became President of the Chartiers Valley School Board. He was elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature where he served from 1959 to 1972. He was a member of the Professional Licenses and Appropriations Committee and later Chairman of the Education and State Government Committee. George has served on a number of local Boards and is currently serving as a member of the Chartiers Valley Redevelopment Authority. He was a charter member of the Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder and Trustee and also a charter member of the Church Lunch Bunch, where he spent his Friday afternoons. George was also a 63 year active member of the Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club and past president. He celebrated his 90th birthday on June 11, 2010 with family and friends at the Rotary Club Wine Tasting Gala held at The Club at Nevillewood. He is a 60 year member of the Lafayette Lodge, Pennsylvania Consistory and Syria Shrine. George also delivered Meals on Wheels as a regular and extra for over 16 years. In addition to being an avid bridge player and former golfer and also a true Steeler fan, Georgewas an outstanding artist working in painting, wood carving and brass sculpturing. He enjoyed "Do it Yourself' home repairs and projects, gardening and landscaping. He was ever intrigued by games and puzzles and always loved a challenge. He dearly loved his 2005 Mustang convertible and could often be seen during the summer sporting around town with the top down. George was also a world traveler, having been to most corners of the globe with the Navy or in personal travels throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed the beaches of Lauderdale by the Sea where he spent many winters as a part owner in the Tropic Ranch Resort. George had a keen wit and sense of humor, and treated everyone as a friend. He loved people, always with a smile on his face and blue eyes sparkling, he will be truly missed by all who knew him. Friends welcome Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Covenant Community Presbyterian Church (please all meet at church). Masonic service Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club Foundation or the Rotary International Foundation, P.O. Box 153, Carnegie, PA 15106
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2011
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