J. F. Ott Funeral Home, Inc.
805 Pennsylvania Ave
Irwin, PA 15642
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92, of North Huntingdon, son of the late Lawrence and Hannah Marron Bridge, on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 at his home. He was born June 20, 1920 in North Irwin. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Drylie Bridge; brothers, James, Larry, Andrew Bridge; sisters, Mary Alice, Hannah; loving father to Patricia Landsperger; grandfather to Bridget (Eli) Berard, Andrew (Melissa) Landsperger; a great-grandson, Andrew R. Landsperger; brother to Helen Bruno, Agnes Zakutney, Mary Fletcher and Rita Rain. Hugh was a member of the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Irwin where he served as an usher for many years and was a member of the Golden Echo's, and was a member of the VFW Post 781 of Irwin. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a wireman for Westinghouse Electric. Hugh enlisted in the Air Force in 1942, and was a waist gunner on a B-17. Hugh's plane was shot down on February 4, 1944 on a mission over Germany, it was his ninth. He bailed out as was taken as a prisoner of war. He remained in Germany as a POW for 15 months, and was liberated on April 29, 1945, and returned home on June 17, 1945, and was discharged on Nov. 1, 1945. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tues., and Wed., at the J. F. OTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 504 Oak Street, Irwin. Parting prayers 9:00 a.m. Thurs., in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Church of The Immaculate Conception. Interment in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send on line condolences please visit:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013
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