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Andrew J. Kachonik


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Andrew J. Kachonik Obituary
Andrew J. Kachonik, 85, of Loyalhanna Township, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. Born Nov. 19, 1932, in Clarence, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Anna (Cingle) Kachonik. Andrew lived in Loyalhanna Township most of his life. He served our country in the Army serving during the Korean War. Andrew was employed in the melt shop at Latrobe Steel Company for 32 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Mathews Roman Catholic Church, Saltsburg, and the American Legion Post 515, Latrobe. Andrew enjoyed playing horseshoes and working in his garden, but he especially loved his family and taught them good work ethics. In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann Kachonik; son, Steven Kachonik; grandson, Gerald Ohmer III; sisters, Mary Kachonik and Verna Stout; and brothers, Edward and Joseph Kachonik. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Murphy) Kachonik, of Loyalhanna Township; sons, Andrew J. Kachonik, of Blairsville, Michael G. (Daniella) Kachonik, of Naples, Italy, James J. (Noreen) Kachonik, of Harrison City, Robert A. (Amy) Kachonik, of Altoona; daughters, Nancy M. (Gerald) Ohmar and Mary Jane (James) Kurant, both of New Alexandria; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At Andrew's request all services were private and entrusted to the care of the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg.
To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on July 12, 2018
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