MacMurdo Brian W.

Brian W. MacMurdo, 73, of Adams Township, Butler County, passed away on Friday morning, July 16, 2010 at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.

He was born in Ellwood City on August 1, 1936 to the late Paul Wesley MacMurdo and the late Viola Norean Coates MacMurdo.

Brian graduated from Lincoln High School in the Class of 1954 and went on to graduate from Geneva College in 1958 where he earned a BS in Industrial Engineering.

He married his wife, Vida L. Mariotti MacMurdo, in 1957 and began his career working for Jones & Laughlin in Pittsburgh’s South Side as an industrial engineer. He continued on to become President of Johnson Bronze in New Castle, and plant manager for LeCreuset in Charleston, SC and Tuscarora Plastics in New Brighton. He ended his career as office manager for Oakland Anesthesia in Pittsburgh and by working as a consultant for H.B. Maynard Company working for Bell South in Atlanta, GA and the Canadian Post Office in New Brunswick, Canada.

Brian had been a member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City, where he served on Parish Council and was a member of the Interim Committee which united St. Agatha and Purification BVM into Holy Redeemer Parish, earning him the Hand of Faith Award. He was a member of St. Killian’s Parish in Cranberry Township. He had also been a past member of the New Castle Country Club, the Connoquenessing Country Club, and the Kiwanis Club of Mars.

In addition to his wife, Vida L. Mariotti MacMurdo, he is survived by a daughter and two sons: Beth (and Andrew) Verone of Beaver, Michael D. (and Mary) MacMurdo of Center Township, and Paul I. (and Maureen) MacMurdo of Cranberry Township, as well as six grandchildren: Madeline and Brian MacMurdo, and Kate, Molly, Meg, and Luke Verone.

Also surviving is his brother, Dr. Stanley D. (and Lois) MacMurdo of Cranberry Township; his nephew, Matthew (and Lauren) MacMurdo of Mars; and his niece Deborah (and Paul) Grubb of Greensburg.

Several in-laws also survive, including a sister-in-law Sondra (and Paul) Ammeen of Hilton Head, SC; two nieces: Jill (and Tim) Phillips and Kelly (and Jon) Lambert; and three nephews: Tray (and Lisa) Vedock, Tod (and Jen) Vedock, and Charles (and Tara) Ammeen.

Friends will be received on Monday, July 19, 2010 from 7-9 P.M. and on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be observed on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer Parish Church, 415 Fourth Street, Ellwood City.

Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Parish Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial Contributions may be made, in Brian’s name, to the Building Fund at St. Killian’s Parish, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, or to the St. John Specialty Care Center, 500 Wittenberg Way, Mars, PA 16046.

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