Andrew P. Zeedick
Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes - Dormont
2630 West Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Age 90, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Greenfield, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Andy is survived by his children, Danielle and John, and his granddaughter, Linnea. He was preceded in death by wife, Georgia, his parents, Andrew and Anna (Cipa), and his brother, Bernard, all of Pittsburgh. Born on June 7, 1931, Andy grew up in lower Greenfield and attended J.M. Logan and Greenfield elementary-middle schools and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1949. Of Carpatho-Rusyn descent, Andy maintained the traditions of his Byzantine Catholic faith and Rusyn culture throughout his life. He was a member of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association, and was a past president of the Russian Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh along with his wife. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for his bachelor of science degree in biological sciences and graduated in 1954. Andy played basketball for Pitt for two years. In 1954, Andy was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War and served two years in the medical corps at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. In the Army, Andy was assigned as medical-surgical technician and instructor of anatomy and physiology for combat aid personnel. After his military service, he completed his Master's degree in secondary education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1958 and finished his first year of teaching at Peter's Township High School as a biology and general sciences teacher. Andy then accepted a teaching position in biology at Mt. Lebanon High School. Andy also was the men's assistant basketball coach early in his career at Mt. Lebanon. He then became a guidance counselor in 1964 until his retirement in 1992. In recognition of his time and dedication to the education and success of his students, Andy was awarded "Counselor of Distinction" by the Allegheny County School Counselors Association (ACSCA). He also was a member of the ACSCA board during his membership. His students were a large part of his life and he leaves behind generations of cherished students. He spoke often of their achievements and shared many, many great stories about them. He frequently relayed stories about his homeroom Class of 1964. Andy formed many close bounds with faculty over his years at Mt. Lebanon with coaches and teachers alike. Andy asked that Coach Dick Black be mentioned here as thanks for his many decades of friendship and their shared commitment to the success of student-athletes. Andy and his wife, Georgia, were among the founding members of Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver and he was a lifetime member of the GCU. Golfing since he was very young, Andy enjoyed many years as the winner of several flight championships and tournaments at Seven Oaks Country Club. He entered his first contest as a junior in high school and continued playing for over six decades. He also served on the Seven Oaks Golf Committee. Andy noted that the "real fun of the events was the camaraderie. Singing and eating and sharing fellowship after the game was what really counted" when interviewed for the book, Opportunity Realized, a history of the first one hundred years of the GCU. He served on the GCU Board of Directors. In 1988, Andy was elected GCU National Vice President. After his tenure as National Vice President, he was president of GCU District 15. As a nephew of the GCU's first medical advisor, Dr. Peter Ivan Zeedick, his service to the GCU in several positions was especially important to him. After his retirement, Andy remained active in the Air Heritage Society of Beaver Falls, PA. He maintained several memberships in education-related societies including the Mt. Lebanon Retired School Employees Association, Allegheny County School Counselors Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees-Pittsburgh Chapter, and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Andy also continued his support of our military by serving as greeter at many events for the Veterans Breakfast Club of Pittsburgh. Andy will be remembered for his love and devotion for his wife and children, his welcoming and generous attitude for all he met, his legendary interactions with students, his sense of humor in all situations, and his golf scores. Arrangements are being handled by BEINHAUER FUNERAL HOME, 2630 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Panachida at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Gregory of Nazianzus Byzantine Catholic Church, 2005 Mohawk Rd., Upper St. Clair at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23. PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. A private interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Please view or add tributes at:
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St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church
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