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Age 69, unexpectedly on October 11, 2018 of Brentwood. Husband of the late Jackie (Nowak); father of Shannie (Shawn) Smith, John "Danny" (Lisa) and Michael (Lindsey); grandfather of Caleb, Johnny, Jesse and Justin; son of the late John A. and Emma; brother of Mary Ann Zahorchak, Margie (Joe) Tunder, Thomas (Cheryl) Zahorchak; stepbrother of Joanne Ketter; also survived by loving aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Danny honorably served in the United States Marine Corp and was a proud member of Boilermakers Local #154. Friends will be received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2-8 p.m., where a Boilermakers ritual will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral prayer on Monday morning at 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 a.m.  Please send condolences to 

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2018.
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October 6, 2019
WE had a lot of fun together,at work & play . I do think of him a lot. I do miss him.
R.I.P. your friend, Sam Leccia
October 16, 2018
So sad to hear of Danny's passing. We went all through school togetherhe a good friend, especially of the Greenfield years. It was wonderful seeing him at our high school reunion two years ago. I can't believe he's gone. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Ruth Silverman, Los Angeles, California
October 16, 2018
One of the top boilermakers to ever grace our local. Deepest sympathy to the entire family.
thomas oconnor
October 14, 2018
Dear Shannie and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.Prayers for God's strength,and peace at this difficult time.
Susan Berger
October 14, 2018
Danny was a great man awesome boilermaker. Rest in peace my friend
Bill Homer
October 14, 2018
Danny was a good friend of mine, we had a lot of laughs & fun together. He will be missed. RIP Danny.
Sam Leccia
October 13, 2018
Semper Fi Marine. Thank you for your service.
October 13, 2018
So very sorry for the Zahorchak family, Danny was the was a great person and Union Man, I will always remember him. Just a good Friend
Harry Green
October 12, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Danny's family. I went to Greenfield and Allderdice with Danny. It was so nice seeing him at our 50th HS Reunion. We talked about some great memories from Greenfield mostly but he also talked about his children and how proud he was of them. I am very sad to hear of his passing but may his memory always be a blessing to all.
Linda Eckert Eidinger
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