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Anthony Edward Partsch

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3-7 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

10 a.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2019

St. Barnabas Church

Partsch, Anthony Edward “Kielbasi Ed”, 92, Conemaugh Township, died July 22, 2019 at Windber Hospice surrounded by family. Born August 5, 1926 in Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, to the late Frank F. and Agnes (Kohler). Preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary (Yackulich); brothers, Donald, Herbert, Albert, Victor; and sisters, Joanne Partsch and Dorothy Stroz (Partsch). Survived by brothers, Raymond and Harold; children, Linda, wife of John Durkin, Garnet Valley; Edward F. married to former Debra Knepper; Frank W., married to Pamela Zimmerman, both of Johnstown; and nine wonderful grandchildren, Benjamin, Nicholas, Heather, Joshua, Amber, Lisa, Anthony, Amanda, and Nataliya, all of whom he deeply loved. Also survived by eighteen great-grandchildren, Amanda, Emily, Elizabeth, Emily, Felix, Melody, Juliana, Luca, Walter, Violet, Joslyn, Martin, Clara, Tommy, Sydney, Amelia, Connor, Hannah; one great-great grandchild, Nina; and several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. We would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Richland Woods who took great care of our father for the last ten years, where he enjoyed participating in all the special activities including watching football, bowling, bingo, playing cards, parades, and events. We would also like to send a very special thank you to Windber Hospice nurses, aides and volunteers for exceptional care during the last part of his journey through this life. Ed was a Navy Veteran of WWII on the USS Grundy and served during the Korean conflict. He was a recipient of the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and Victory Medal and awarded a Quilt of Valor. Ed retired from Bethlehem Steel Car Shop after 35+ years. Kielbasi Ed was raised and worked on the family dairy farm. He enjoyed 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting, making kielbasa, and attending auction sales. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, picking blue berries, and traveling. Ed was an assistant coach of the Gossard Hill Little League baseball team and a Gossard Hill volunteer fireman. He was a lifelong member of the Park Hill American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and belonged to the VFW. Ed was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grand father.  His courage, honesty, bravery, selflessness, and the will to try are the character traits that make him a hero to his family and friends. Our “pap” taught us everything that he could through his actions and his persistence. “See ya when I see ya.” . Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. Friday July 26 at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Barnabas, Bon Air. Rev. Robert L. Ruston, officiating. Committal at Sacred Heart Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Menoher Post 155. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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