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Edward A. Chuprinko


1932 - 2018
Edward A. Chuprinko Obituary
Edward A. Chuprinko, 86, of Trafford, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Transitions 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 degree in Industrial Arts, he received a National Defense Education Act scholarship to East 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, where high school boys made grandfather clocks, gun racks and furniture. Middle school students made projects such as lamps, tables, checkerboards, book ends, wall sconces and paper towel holders. In 1958, he married Marylyn "Bunny" Tesack, who survives; as well as their children, Paul, his wife, Sonja and children, Pierce and Shelby, in Dallas, Texas; daughter, Rebecca Barclay, of Trafford, and her son, Matthew, of Pittsburgh; and son, Neil, 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 are welcome from noon to 2 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church. Burial will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Published in Penn Trafford Star from June 21 to June 28, 2018
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