Anthony J. Colatch, 85, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Saturdy October 12, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born on May 25, 1934, the son of the late Anthony S. and Margaret (Callahan) Colatch.
Anthony was a veteran of the United States Army, where he proudly served his Country in the Vietnam War. He was extremely proud of his time in the service.
Once returning from the war, Anthony became employed through Modulus LLC. where he worked as a scaleman for many years.
He was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville.
He was a member of the Sons of Italy 454, the Kosciuszko Club of Mt. Pleasant, F.O.O.E Aerie No. 493, American Legion Post 301, , and he was a life member of the VFW Post 21. He was the first Vietnam War Veteran to be inducted into both the American Legion Post 301 and the VFW Post 21.
Anthony is survived by his daughter, Kelly Miller and husband Clifford of Connellsville; granddaughter, Madeline (Mineo) Stano of Connellsville; great-grandsons, Anthony Stano and Logan Stitt of Connellsville; sisters, Peggy Farina and husband Ronald of Connellsville and Corinne Luckey of Connellsville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and supervision of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Thursday from 10am until the hour of the Blessing Service at 1pm with Rev. Fr. Julius Capongpongan as Celebrant.
*We ask if you will be attending the service and visitation for Anthony, to park in our parking lot across the street from the funeral home and use the front entrance until after 11am.
Committal will immediately follow the Blessing Service at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville with military honors held by the VFW Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301&762.
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