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Alan C. Schoch

Alan C. Schoch, 84, formerly of Roscoe, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Ligonier Gardens. Born Aug. 3, 1929, in Roscoe, he was the son of the late Carl N. and Elizabeth Eason Schoch. He was a Korean War veteran who proudly served his country in the Army. Before being drafted, he was enrolled in the ROTC program at LSU where he played linebacker on their football team. After returning from the war, he wanted to complete his education so he enrolled in California State College from where he received his bachelor's degree. He was a retired mechanic for Allegheny Power. Alan was Past President of American Legion Post No.801 in Roscoe; a member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge No.252 in Donora and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No.494 in Charleroi. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed dancing, singing and listening to music, especially jazz. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey (Lezlie) Schoch; daughter, Yvonne Stack (David Nelson); grandchildren, Whitney, Alison and Matthew Schoch; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Schoch; niece, Natalie (James) McCullum; nephew, Bryan (Michelle) Schoch; great nieces, Molly and Emily; great nephew, Aiden; and sister-in-law, Mary Louise Schoch. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ligonier Gardens and Dr. Hugh Brallier for the outstanding care and compassion shown for Alan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Trudy Holman Schoch; brother, Glenn W. Schoch and infant brother George Schoch. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the MELENYZER-DuBARR FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. American Legion Post No. 801 will conduct a service in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday and provide military honors at the cemetery on Friday. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY REQUESTS MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS BE MADE TO Bethlen Communities, 135 Kalassay Dr., Ligonier, PA 15658.


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