Albert R. Birch, Jr., 68 of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was born May 3, 1951 in Pittsburgh a son of the late Albert R. Birch, Sr and Dorothy (Martig) Birch.
Albert retired from Penneco Oil Company where he was employed as a production supervisor. He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force attaining the rank of Sergeant serving during the Vietnam Conflict. Al was a graduate of Shaler High School Class of 1969. He volunteered as a van driver for the Westmoreland County Disabled American Veterans and was also a member of the Scottdale VFW Post 7781. Albert spent time serving as a coach for youth baseball and football leagues. One of his passions was antique automobiles. He enjoyed taking care of his antique Ford vehicles and attending car shows. Additionally, he served as a Republican committeeman.
Albert is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lilene J. (Beard) Birch; his three children, son, A.R. Birch; daughters, Becky Stolberg (Keith) and Susan Ingrassia (Steven); he cherished and loved his grandchildren, Abbie, Mattie, Elliot, Gage and Aiden, and that was their Pap Pap; also surviving are his siblings, Beverly Abt (the late David Abt); Fred Birch (Diane) and John Birch (Tammie); numerous nieces and nephews and his sisters-in-law, Butchie Holland (the late Bob Holland) and Janet Clesh (the late Carl Clesh).
There will be no public viewing. Interment with military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Vietnam Veterans of America @ www.vva.org or the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org. To offer a condolence or share photos, please visit Albert’s tribute wall at www.gjfuneral.com.
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