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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Truby, Russell O., Sr.

Russell O. Truby, Sr. two days before his 93rd birthday, a lifelong resident of Springdale and Cheswick passed away peacefully on Friday Morning, October 4, 2019 in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. Born in Springdale on October 6, 1926, he was the Son of the late Russell O. and Tillie Truby. He was preceded in death by his first Wife of 40 years Violet (Ando) Truby and his daughter, JoAnn Mentecky. Beloved Husband for 31 years of Sophie (Green) Truby. Father of Russell E. (Jan) Truby of Oakmont and Father-in-law of William Mentecky of Cabot. Dear Grandfather of William (Megan) Mentecky of Tionesta, Matthew (Becky) Mentecky of Fox Chapel, Shea (Jim) Swatsworth, Sean (Amanda) Truby, and Paige Truby, all of Oakmont. Great-Grandfather of Isla Evelyn Truby, Brooke Elizabeth Swatsworth, Heath Russell Truby, William Mentecky III, and another great-granddaughter on the way. Brother-in-law of John Green, formerly of Lower Burrell. Pap was very proud that he lived long enough to enjoy the arrival of fifth generation, great-grandson, Heath Russell. Russ was employed at Duquesne Light Company in Springdale for many years, and served as the Union President while at the company. He was a member of Springdale VFW Post 1437. He was well known for his lawn mower repair shop and sharpening saws in his home in Springdale. It was enjoyed by all that came by to have their mower repaired and of course there was always good conversation in the garage during the repair job. It was always his motto if he could not find a part, he would make a part. No job was ever too big or too small, and the end result was always positive. Friends and relatives will be received on Monday evening, October 7, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. William Ellis officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Springdale Cemetery, next to his first wife, Violet. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Riverview Community Action Center, 501 Second St., P.O. Box 437, Oakmont, PA 15139