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Andrew T. "Andy" Sklenar

Born: Tue., May 19, 1953
Died: Fri., Jul. 12, 2019


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 15, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 16, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 16, 2019
Location: East Pittsburgh


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 17, 2019
Location: Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish


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Of North Braddock, age 66, on Friday, July 12, 2019 after a 4-year battle with lung cancer. By all measures, Andy won the battle.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, George “Poge” Sklenar and Margaret (Rosenberger) Sklenar.

Loving father of Sean (Angie) Sklenar of North Braddock.

Treasured grandfather of Logan Sklenar and Noelle Kurutz.

Dear brother of Terry “Kicks” Sklenar of North Braddock.

Andy was a 1971 graduate of East Allegheny High School and a retired Brakeman/Conductor for the Union Railroad Co.

He enjoyed socializing with friends as a member of the Wilkins Twp. VFW Post 5008,  North Braddock AmVets Post 60, Polish Club of Braddock, Ukrainian Club of Wilmerding, Club 206 in North Braddock and the former Slovak Social Club in East Pittsburgh.

For a large part of his life he enjoyed hunting and fishing and being a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.

He greatly loved being with his grandchildren, especially their movie dates and post-movie dining at The Gateway Grill.

Friends are welcome on Monday from 5-8pm and Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc; 700 Linden Ave. at Cable; East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800.

Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish, Brinton Rd, on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Andy will be laid to rest in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

 

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Michael Jon Harbadin
   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
Andy, you are sorely missed - you were a very hard-working but fun-loving guy with a great lust for life, but very thoughtful, savvy and street-smart at the same time. I’ll certainly miss those crazy-serious conversations with you and Terry. You had it so rough at the end, but you were one tough man, and handled it all with grace and style. Keep those heavenly trains running on time, old friend.

J.D. "Harry" Meyer
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
It was an honor to call you friend Andy...to work with you on the URR was icing on the cake. Rest in Peace Brother! If they have cabooses in Heaven, save me a seat in the "cock loft"!

Janet Dunn
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Andy, you came into my life when I needed somebody the most little did I know that the same terrible disease that took my husband would take you too. You and your brother were day and night but at the same time something so beautiful and different. I never quite understood when you said Andy's World but years later I do now. I never seen you without a smile on your face and you loved life so much its not fair but I know you are in the high skies right now racing that black rose car of yours as i once experience with you going thru the liberty tunnels when you said hold on I think we were out of there in half of a second. Thank you for coming in my life you are going to be missed by so many.

Bill Johnstone
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Andy, I worked with you many years, and was always entertained. Not only were you one of the best conductors and switchers I ever worked with, you had a quick wit, a nickname for everyone, and talked a mile a minute. I will always miss those days. RIP, railroader!

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