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Charles W. "Chick" Herd

Born: Sun., Oct. 13, 1929
Died: Sat., Dec. 21, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Location: Turtle Creek

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Location: St. William Church of Holy Cross Parish

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Obituary of Charles W. "Chick" Herd

Of East Pittsburgh and North Braddock, recently of Donegal, age 84, on Saturday, December 21, 2013.Beloved husband of Mary Jane (Morgan) Herd for 60 years.Loving father of Daniel W. (Carrie) Herd of Stow, OH, Shelly (Al) Muner of North Huntingdon, Charles J. "Chickie" Herd of Donegal, Patty Aponte of FL., and Eileen (Darren) Powell of Carlisle.Dear Grandfather of Melissa (Brian) Kuentz, Zach Herd; Holly and Beth Rainier; Alexis, Rachel and Morgan Aponte; Matthew and Michael Powell.Step-grandfather of Nikki (Mike) Biedrycki and their children, Aubrey and Gabe; and Michael Muner and his daughter, Amelia.Brother of the late Joan.

Chick was a graduate of St. Thomas High School, Braddock and earned a basketball scholarship to Duquesne University. Instead of pursuing his education, he became employed at USSteel, Edgar Thomson Plant before joining the Army and becoming a Korean War veteran. Chick made a career as a Tool and Die Maker at GM 's Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin and also volunteered as a basketball coach for many seasons at St. William School in East Pittsburgh.

Friends welcome Monday 2-8pm and also on Tuesday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek 412-823-9350.Mass of Christian Burial in St. William Church of Holy Cross Parish on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, at 11 a.m.Chick will be laid to rest with Military Honors in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.


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Rita Sullivan Weaver
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember his laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

donna perry
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
My most sincere condolences. Prayers for healing to the family. Love, Donna and Casey

Charlotte Fox
   Posted Mon December 23, 2013
So sorry for your loss,you were blessed with a wonderful and loving husband and father. My brother and I will not be able to attend the viewing and funeral,he is out of town until tomorrow and my health at this time isn't the best. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Bill & Ann Sullivan
   Posted Mon December 23, 2013
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Jane and family. We treasure the years of friendship we shared. We'll always remember his sense of humor, his arguments with Bill with no hard feelings.
Sincerely with blessings and love,

Janet Mospan Maloney
   Posted Mon December 23, 2013
Patti & Chickie and to the rest of your family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You have my deepest sympathy.

Bill Sullivan
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of Chick when I was growing up Especially when Card Club was at our house. We would sneak down the steps to hear those lively conversations. That was a wonderful time.

Bernie Sullivan
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the Herd family. I can't think of Mr. Herd without thinking of his laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Evelyn Wilkins
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
So very sorry Shelly to hear of your fathers passing. I just saw it on the Elks page. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Al and your whole family.

Marie Sullivan
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Dear Mrs. Herd and family, There are so many memories of good times that our families shared with the Grant Street and St. William's community. Thank you for your enduring love for each other and fine example of marriage. It seems all of us remember Mr. Herd's infectious laugh. One of my favorite memories his his calling Mrs. Herd "Janey" when teasing her. I always looked forward the the Saturday nights when card club was at our house and your making each of us feel special when you arrived. May all of the good memories and love comfort you during this sad time. With love to all, Marie Sullivan

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