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Charles A. "Katz" Kacvinsky, Sr.August 15, 1929 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 88)
Charles A. "Katz" Kacvinsky, Sr., 88, of Canonsburg, died Friday, January 5, 2018, in his home.
He was born August 15, 1929, in Canonsburg, a son of Joseph and Johanna Kacmarek Kacvinsky.
Katz attended Canonsburg High-school, where he played football, until he enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country during the Korean War, receiving the Korean War Service Medal with 5 stars, the Combat Badge, and the Distinguished Unit Emblem.
Prior to his retirement, he worked in the electrical department as a winder at McGraw Edison.
He was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg, where he was a member of the Catholic Men's Club.
Katz was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, post 191, where he was active with the Honor Guard. He was a 60 year member of the Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Canonsburg B.P.O.E., and the American Legion Post 902. He served on Canonsburg Council for 4 years.
On November 9, 1979, he married his wife of over 38 years, Linda Wilson Kacvinsky, who survives. Also surviving are his sister, Jane Young, of Canton Ohio; his niece and friend, Shelly Keene, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Steve, Joseph, William, Albert, and Gilbert Kacvinsky; and his sister, Mary Kuchera.
Arrangements entrusted to Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, J. David Sollon, director, 724-746-1000.
Visitation will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8pm, in the Sollon Funeral Home. Departing prayer services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial, in St. Patrick Church, at noon. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, with full military rites accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, post 191 Honor Guard.
The family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to the Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department, or the Canonsburg Town Park, in Charles Kacvinsky's name.
Please visit www.sollon.com to leave online condolences.