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BACKES
GERARD H. "JERRY"
Age 92, of Shaler, on Saturday, August 4, 2012, peacefully at his home. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Armella Leibach Backes; children, Kathy (John) Szymanowski, Don (Cindy) Backes and Sandra (Bryan) Warner; grandchildren, Lindsay Backes (fiance, Sean Walsh), Alan and Kirsten Warner and John (Michele) Szymanowski; great- grandchildren, Christi and Jamie Szymanowski. He served in WWII, landing on Omaha Beach and served in six countries. He worked for the US Postal Service for 38 years, 23 of these on a walking route on Troy Hill. Jerry was a member of St. Sebastian Church, Bauerstown AARP, Glenshaw Men's Club, Westview VFW and St. Aloysius Silver Star, serving in many volunteer positions over the years. He was an avid gardener, stamp collector and loving husband and father. Friends received at the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 512 Grant Avenue, Millvale Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Sebastian Church on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Sebastian School Angel Fund, 311 Siebert Rd., Pgh., PA 15237.



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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2012
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