Francis J. West
Francis J. "Bud" West, 77, of South Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Francis was born Oct. 4, 1939, in Wildwood, Pa. He was the son of the late Philomena (Sawicki) and John West. Bud graduated from Hampton High School in 1957 and was inducted into the Hampton High School Hall of Fame for his outstanding play as a defensive tackle for the school's football team. After high school, he received his Bachelor of the Arts in Industrial Arts from California University in 1961. Bud taught Industrial Arts at Churchill and Woodland Hills School districts for 34 years, retiring in 1994. Bud and his wife were faithful members of the Millerstown United Methodist Church in Fawn Township. Bud loved gardening, landscaping, woodworking and gourmet cooking, and was an avid reader on politics, nutrition and mostly everything. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice (Adams) West; his two sons, Michael West, of Burlington, N.C., Jeffrey and Maryla West, of Newark Del., and Clearwater, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Ema and Jens West. He is also survived by his brother, William (Lillian Lodovico) West, of Hampton Township; his nieces, Kimberly and Jay Deist, and Linda and Dave Williams; and his great-nieces and -nephews, Katlyn Deist, Dustin Deist, Michael and Jennifer Williams and DJ and Angie (Miller) "Zealyn" Williams. He is also survived by his great-great-niece and -nephew, Carley and Luke Williams. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home immediately following the visitation, with the Rev. Josh Demi and the Rev. Darlene Ryniec officiating. Burial services will be held in private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Millerstown United Methodist Church, 2830 Thompson Road, Tarentum, PA 15084 To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com .
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