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John W. Brush


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John W. Brush Obituary
John W. "Jack" Brush, 69, of Greensburg, peacefully passed away Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2018, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family. Jack was born Sept. 26, 1949, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Frank Clair and Florence J. Little Brush. He was Pentecostal by faith and was a graduate of Hempfield High School Class of 1967. He also attended the Information Science Institute of Pittsburgh, studying computer programming. Jack was a proud veteran of the Army, serving with HQ Co. 127th Signal GP USARV. He served in Vietnam as a clerk typist for his Company and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He attained the Rank of Sp/4. Jack has been employed over the past 40 years as purchasing agent for National Hydraulics, of Mt. Pleasant. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother to his family and a friend to his many coworkers. He was also an avid fan of NASCAR Racing. Jack is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, His loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Rose M. Smartnick Brush, whom he married Dec. 30, 1969; his two caring sons, John W. Brush II and his wife, Amy, of Butler, and Brian M. Brush and his wife, Kristie, of Paducah, Ky.; his three adoring grandchildren, Tayler Brush and Jeremy and Adalyn Brush; his brother, Frank C. Brush and wife, Rebecca, of Scottdale; his sister-in-law, Patti Ann Havel, of Hunker; his brother-in-law, Daniel Smartnick and wife, Elaine, of Latrobe; and his nieces, JoAnna C. Kubasky and husband, Sean, and their son, Gabe C. Kubasky, and Jackie C. Younkin and husband, Tony R., and their daughter and son, Ashtyn J. and River R. Younkin. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne C. Brush, (Jan. 1, 2000).
Jack's family and friends are cordially invited to the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and again from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, where his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with his friend, Pastor Bob Green, of Madison United Methodist Church, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association, Honor Guard. Due to circumstances, the funeral home doors will be locked between viewing hours.
To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, online condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2018
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