John Daughenbaugh, Supervisor
106 W. Sycamore Street
Snow Shoe, PA 16874
Phone: 814-387-6000
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228 S Pennsylvania Ave
P.O. Box 579
Centre Hall, PA 16828
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George Tirch

George J Tirch

Sunday, April 14th, 1935 - Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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George J. Tirch, 84, of Clarence, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Born on April 14, 1935, in Osceola Mills, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Helen M. Slotter Tirch. On November 5, 1966, at St Michaels Catholic Church in Clarence, he married the Elizabeth J, “Betsy” Ludwig, who survives at home.
George was a 1953 graduate of Osceola Mills High School. He enlisted in the United States Army right after high school and received an honorable discharge. He was a life member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Osceola Mills, where he sang in the Choir for many years.
George worked on the road crew as a blaster on Interstate 80 when it came through Centre County. In 1967, he went to work for JH France Refractories as a carpenter. He retired in 1997 after 30 years of service.
George enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and eating delicious food. He was very passionate about his gardening. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and supporting them in all their sporting events. George played the accordion in his Polka band, The Naturals”. His band played throughout the Centre Region for over 30 years.
George is survived by his wife, one son, George P. Tirch and his wife, Susan, of Mars, and their three children, Nicholas, Ella, and Jack; one daughter, Danielle L. Koleno and her husband, Troy, of Clarence, and their four children; Jacob, Seth, Drew, and Ethan.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, Joseph Lipka; two brothers, Paul Tirch and Michael Tirch, and one sister, Sonja Eckberg.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm with a Parastas service at 7:30pm at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Snow Shoe. Divine Funeral Liturgy will be on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10am at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 50 Koleski Club Rd, Osceola Mills with Father Jacob Piruta officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow Mass at St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Clarence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, PO Box 133, Osceola Mills, PA 16666.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home
    Address
    106 W. Sycamore St.
    SNOW SHOE, PA 16874
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home
    Address
    106 W. Sycamore St.
    SNOW SHOE, PA 16874
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Wake Service 1

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 7:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 7:30pm
    Location
    Parastas
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
    Address
    50 Koleski Club Rd
    OSCEOLA MILLS, PA 16666
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    Officiant
    Father Jacob Piruta
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Snow Shoe Township
    CLARENCE, PA
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dave

Posted at 08:05pm
i have so many good memories of all of cousin geo and family im sure we will all meet again in heavan from dave popovich
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Anita Ludwig-Macaulay

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We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of beloved Uncle George. We are keeping you all close at heart and in our prayers during this difficult time of loss. With love and peace, Anita & Mac


We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle George. We are keeping you all close at heart and in our prayers during this difficult time of loss. With love and peace, Anita & Mac

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Donald Costanzo

Posted at 08:31pm
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Linda and Don Costanzo
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Donald Costanzo

Posted at 08:31pm
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Linda and Don Costanzo
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