Harry H. Pinge Jr.

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Harry H. Pinge Jr., 90, Route 219, Brockport, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
Born Jan. 28, 1924, in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Harry H. and Hazel Fox Pinge Sr. He was married to Shirley Lever and she died in 1980. He then married Enes Murgash in 1983 and she survives.
Retired, he had been employed 37 years at the Brockway School District where he taught many subjects over the years, but primarily Health and Phys Ed. classes.
He also served as the Varsity Head Football Coach for many years and was the coach when the team won the 1970 championship.
"Coach" as he is still called to this day enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and working crossword puzzles. He also was an avid Hot Wheels Car collector.
One of his most favorite pastimes was cheering for his favorite college football team Auburn.
Coach Pinge was a member of Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion, the VFW Club and the SOI Club.
He was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S.M.C. and received two Purple Hearts for injuries incurred during his service time.
He is also survived by two sons, Steven Pinge of Brockport and Mark (Tracy) Murgash of Atlanta, Ga.; and a daughter, Kathy Landis of Williamsport. He is also survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Shirley; and a grandson, Eric Pinge.
Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A prayer service will be held at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Msgr. Charles Kaza officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion immediately following at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brockway Gridiron Association or St. Tobias Church.
Online condolences may be left at csfhinc. com
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2014
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