Daniel Pellecchia, age 85, of Lincoln Borough, formerly of Christy Park, died March 25, 2018, at Walnut Ridge Memory Care of Greensburg. Born April 16, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Pietro and Helena (Porretta) Pellecchia and the husband of the late Pauline (Pollock) Pellecchia.
Daniel retired from Allegheny County, where he worked as Terminal Maintenance Supervisor at the Pittsburgh International Airport. He was also owner and operator of the former Dan's Beauty Salon, in McKeesport. Dan was a US Army veteran, 82nd Airborne Division, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Mark Parish. He was also a member of the former McKeesport Elks Social Club and the 11th Ward Club. He had a passion for gardening and enjoyed playing cards. Daniel is survived by his son, Daniel J. (Tracy) Pellecchia of Moon Twp.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Gus) Prevas of Boston, MA and Daniel Anthony Pellecchia of Myrtle Beach, SC; brother, Joseph (Chris) Pellecchia of McKeesport; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Daniel was preceded in death by siblings, Anthony, Pasquale, Pete, Bernard , Helen Exton and Angeline Zoscak. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Fr. Daniel Straughn will officiate. Committal will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzeimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Way, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Originally published March 26, 2018.