Kenneth F. West

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | December 01, 2019

Kenneth F. West, age 88, of Penn Hills passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was born August 12, 1931 in Duquesne, a son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth West. He attended the Grace Baptist Church in Monroeville. He was an Army veteran that went on to work as a computer operator for U.S. Steel for over 40 years before retiring. Ken coached the little leagues baseball, participated in the neighborhood bowling league, and delivered Meals-on-Wheels food. He had a great sense of humor, was kind-hearted and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son Wayne West.

He is survived by his wife of over 63 years Virginia A. (DeBiase) West; children John (Cynthia) West of North Versailles, James (Pam) West of Latrobe, Elizabeth (James) Fillar of Plum and Edith West of Penn Hills; daughter-in-law Margene West of Nevada; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and brothers Raymond (Linda) west of North Huntingdon and Robert West of Maryland. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 724-863-1200. Everyone will gather at 11 a.m. Monday at the Funeral home for a funeral service with Rev. Grant Abe officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. For online condolences please visit

Originally published December 01, 2019.

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