Francis Glenn Show

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 10, 2024

Francis Glenn Show, of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of White Oak, passed away on May 9, 2024. He was born on August 17, 1930, in Uniontown, PA, to the late Harold and Flora Herrington Show. He was raised in Farmington, PA where he attended a one room school, and then Masontown where he graduated from high school. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he served in the Korean War. Upon his return, he attended Penn State University and moved to the McKeesport/White Oak area. In 1956, he served as the Director of Business Operations at the Penn State McKeesport Center where classes were conducted at that time in a school located in Dravosburg, PA. As property was acquired by Penn State at the present location near Renzie Park, he took great pride in overseeing the construction, building, development, and business of the entire campus until his retirement in 1988. Francis was employed at Penn State for 32 years.

He was an avid reader of history and following his retirement he joined the Board of Directors at the McKeesport History and Heritage Center. He served as president for four terms. During his tenure, he opened the Center for educational programs bringing attention to local history and recognizing those from the area who were history makers. He was instrumental in the organization of the Center and its’ community outreach. He was a lifetime member of the Center and served for twenty years on the board.

Francis is Past President of the McKeesport/White Oak Kiwanis Club and was an active member for 66 years. He served on the Board of Directors and as Secretary for years sending weekly newsletters and scheduling programs. He also served on the Board of the First United Methodist Church in McKeesport for many years.

He volunteered for 18 years with the Allegheny County Area on Aging serving as an ombudsman visiting nursing homes.

Francis loved tailgating at Penn State and Steeler football games. He was a real Pittsburgh sports fan. He was the ultimate host to anyone entering his home whether for business, parties, family, maintenance or just stopping.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ellen Vasey Show; his children, Elizabeth (Kevin) Kroutch of Hummelstown, PA; and Edward (Erika) Show of Mt. Lebanon, PA; grandchildren, Nicholas (Sydney) Kroutch of NC; Lauren Kroutch; Ethan Show; and Vivienne Show; great grandchildren, Trace Kroutch; and Carter Kroutch; nieces and nephews, Shelly Moritz; David Dunmire; Dale Dunmire; Andrew Vasey; Brian Vasey; Ellen Vasey Breiner; Tina Vasey Feehan; and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Francis is preceded in death by his sister, Alice Jane Harden.

Family and friends will gather on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will take place Monday, May 20, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

If family or friends desire, remembrances may be made to UPMC Family Hospice, (300 Northpointe Circle, Suite 305, Seven Fields, PA 16046) or McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, (1832 Arboretum Dr, McKeesport, PA 15132) in Francis’s name.

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Originally published May 10, 2024.

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