Robert "Chut" Paredes, age 88, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Donell House, Washington, PA. He was born October 20, 1929 in Donora, PA, a son of the late Manuel and Josephine (Szmuc) Paredes.
Robert served 20 years with the US Army as a military officer. As a helicopter pilot with the US Army, Robert served two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea. He later was employed as a motor/engine repair tech for Westinghouse and staff counselor for Auberle Home for Boys. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and McKeesport Amvets. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mariene "Mimi" (Butler) Paredes; and sister, Sylvia Sthal. He is survived by his sons, Brian Paredes and his wife, Denise, Robert Paredes and his wife, Jen; daughter, Rhonda Paredes; brother, William "Puff" Paredes; sister, Josephine Adam; four grandchildren, Corey, Jamie, Grace and Carter. Friends will be received on Friday from 1-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Donell Hospice House or the Wounded Warriors Project. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published January 11, 2018.