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Frank S. Pyrdeck, Sr

Frank Stanley Pyrdeck Sr., 72, of Fallowfield Township, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. Born Jan. 17, 1936, in Charleroi, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Helen Kalakewich Pyrdeck. He was employed by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport plant, for over 39 years before retiring in 1997 as a millwright. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Pyrdeck proudly served during the Korean War. He was a member of Charleroi Baptist Church, Russian Club Local No. 165, VFW Post No. 167, and American Legion Post No. 22, all in Charleroi, the Polish Falcons Club in Donora and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Monessen. Mr. Pyrdeck enjoyed bowling at Lynnwood Lanes and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Steelers. He is survived by his devoted partner of 23 years, Lee Indof; two sons, Frank Pyrdeck Jr., of Tuscon, Ariz., and Steven Pyrdeck and wife Tanya, of O'Fallon, Ill.; three daughters, Dianna Pyrdeck, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Helen (Kathy) Reardon and husband Paul, of Charleroi, and Susan Disselkamp and husband Joseph, of Durham, Maine; two stepchildren, Doug Indof, of Belle Vernon, and Cindy Indof, of Columbia, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, Brandy, Breeanne, Deziray and Connor Pyrdeck, Myranda Adams and husband Anthony, Angela and Jessica Palange, Hunter Reardon, and Taylor and Tabitha Hill; two great-grandchildren, Ciera Miller and Dylan Jesson; niece and nephew, Sheri Zeiler and Lloyd Zeiler Jr. and wife Nikki; one great-niece and great-nephew, Sarah and Andy Zeiler; one sister, Kim Rutherford and husband Harry; and one aunt, Helen Zabroski and husband Stanley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Nadia Pyrdeck. Friends will be received in the ED MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES INC., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi (724-483-2231) on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Roberts officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Charleroi Cemetery. American Legion Post No. 22 and VFW Post No. 167 will conduct joint services on Friday at 7 p.m.


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