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Edward A. Chuprinko


1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Edward A. Chuprinko Obituary
Edward A. Chuprinko, 86, of Trafford, 86, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Transitional Health Care, North Huntingdon, where he was a resident for three years with complications from spinal surgery and diabetes. Ed was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Monessen, the youngest son of Andrew and Mary Kasandra Chuprinko. He was predeceased by siblings Andrew, Albert, George, Emile, Joseph, Sue Strelick, and Mary Bezuska. He graduated in 1950 from Monessen Vocational High School and served in the Army from December 1952 to December 1954. He was employed by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel in Allenport before entering California University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1964. While working on his master's in industrial arts, he received a National Defense Education Act Scholarship to E. Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn. Ed taught industrial arts for Penn-Trafford School District for 28 years, where he was affectionately known as Mr. C., and where high school boys made grandfather clocks, gun racks and furniture. Middle school students had projects such as lamps, tables, checker boards, book ends, wall sconces and paper towel holders. In 1958, he married Marylynn "Bunny" Tesack, who survives; and their son, Paul, his wife Sonja, and children, Pierce and Shelby in Dallas, Texas; daughter Rebecca Barclay, of Trafford, and her son, Matthew, of Pittsburgh; son Niel, his wife, Barbara, and their son, Brennan, of New Jersey. Ed enjoyed volleyball, golf and bowling with the Trafford Middle School faculty, and going to yard sales and flea markets. He reconditioned radios and flashlights for emergencies, which he sold at flea markets. He reconditioned toys and bikes, which he gave to children. He also helped his wife with crafts. Active at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, he served on the church board and helped with baking nut rolls.
Friends were welcomed Sunday, June 24, in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. A Divine Liturgy was held on Monday, June 25, in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, East Pittsburgh. Ed was laid to rest with military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Published in Penn Trafford Star on July 12, 2018
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