Edward J. Blough

Edward J. “Ed” Blough, 86, of Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 25, 1928 to the late William and Helene Colclaser Blough, Sr. and was married to Mildred Howard Blough, who survives.

Ed graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. He served in the Army Air Force from 1946 to 1948 and in the Air Force from 1950 to 1951. He was employed by Pittsburgh Tube Company for over 30 years, retiring from their plant in Monaca as an Inside Sales Manager. For many years following his retirement, Ed worked in the Deli Department at the Franklin Township Giant Eagle. He enjoyed woodworking and working outdoors in the yard and garden.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, and his daughter, Melinda (and Steve) Guzo. He is also survived by his wife’s children, whom he loved dearly, Deborah Bennett, Karen (and Jim) Fogel, Kevin Christie, and Charles (and Sandy) Christie, and their families; and five brothers and four sisters: Daniel (and Mary) Blough, Donald (and May) Blough, Patricia (and John) Dinda, John (and Patricia) Blough, Philip (and Nikki) Blough, Lynn Blough, Kathryn Wood, Rosemary Kaus, and Helene Blough.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. William Blough, Jr.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at TURNER’S with Rev. R. Tod Custer, of Christ Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. on the morning of the service to conduct full military rites.

Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Ed’s name, to the donor’s favorite charity.

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