Andrew Muska Muha

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Andrew "Muska" Muha

July 09, 1937 - November 05, 2018

81, "Muska", Central City, passed away on November 5th, 2018 at home. Born July 9th, 1937 in Shade Township, he was the son of Michael and Elizabeth (Halapin) Muha. Andrew was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Michael and John; and sisters, Mary Rogala, Ann Pasierb and Betty Baker. Also preceded in death by his in-laws, Sam and Susan Kubek. He was married on February 8th, 1964 and is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Mary Ann Kubek; sons, Andrew P. "Chipper" (Maxine), and Dr. Steven M.; grandchildren, Rebecca Anne, Nicholas Andrew and Jenna Elizabeth along with his little puppy, "Charlie". Other surviving in-laws include Ann Louise Napora and Michael and Donna Kubek along with many nieces and nephews that he loved and cherished. He was a 1956 graduate of Shade High School where he excelled in athletics. Upon receiving a football scholarship from the legendary Frank Kush, he graduated from Arizona State University in 1960. As an ROTC officer in 1960 his service to his country began with the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was involved during the Cuban Missile Crisis and The Bay of Pigs. Returning home in 1963 he became an educator in the Shade-Central City School District where he taught for 36 years. He coached football and track in his early years at Shade before becoming the Senior Class Advisor in 1973. For 25 years he and his students produced some of the most magical and memorable Homecomings at Shade. He retired in 1997. His leadership traits led him to many civic organizations as well. A member of the borough council he also once held the position of mayor of Central City. He was a member of the Central City Jaycees, TPA Post V Johnstown where at one time he served as Pennsylvania State President, Shade Lions Club and a Melvin Jones Award winner, Cambria/Somerset Counties Council of Governments, and the Shade-Central City Joint Authority. A member of the Central City Chamber of Commerce and "Man of the Year" in 2008, Central City VFW and Central City American Legion posts. He was a proud member of SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Greek Catholic Church in Central City and held many offices including the president. He will lie in state at the church and visitation will be held on Friday, November 9th at SS Peter and Paul Church, 149 Wheeler Street, Central City, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. where the funeral service will be sung at 7 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be on Saturday, November 10th at 10 a.m. with celebrants Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert A. Buczak, Very Rev. John S. Brancho and Protodeacon Oleg Aminov. Committal SS Peter & Paul's Orthodox Cemetery. Graveside military rites by Central City VFW and Central City American Legion posts. The family wishes to thank the many people who helped them the last few years including all of his special caregivers. In lieu of flowers they request donations in his memory be made to the church or Windber Hospice. Robert F. Mulcahy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 7, 2018
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16 posts

Colleen Wiatt
Nov 12, 2018
Andy was such a lively and generous spirit. Everybody loved him and he always knew how to make you laugh and smile. I will keep him in my prayers.
Rose Horner dear Mary Ann and family so sorry for your loss and prayers will be with you in this time and you and your family will be in prayers with my family God bless you and your family
Nov 09, 2018
Charlotte Andrews Cosgriff
Nov 09, 2018
You have my deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Andy was an angel to my Mom, especially in her last days, and I'm sure she is walking with him now. Andy and his wonderful, loving family are in my prayers.
Tina and Dr Delbert Yoder
Nov 08, 2018
Our condolences and prayers for the family. He was always such a happy person with an infectious smile. God bless!
Jill (Turney) Pless
Nov 08, 2018
Our strong band can ne'er be broken
form'd in old Shade High
far surpassing wealth unspoken
seal'd by friendship's tie
alma mater, alma mater,
deep graven on each heart
shall be found unwav'ring true when
we from life shall part.
High school life at best is passing,
gliding swiftly by;
then let us pledge in word and deed,
our love for old Shade High. 💙💛
John Johnston
Nov 08, 2018
I will not forget Coach Muha. He encouraged and challenged many members of the late 1960's Shade High School football program. He was a patriot. God bless Mary Anne who was a passionate supporter of the teams the coach led. Condolences to the entire family.
Nov 08, 2018
Sharon Noon
Nov 08, 2018
Sorry for your loss. You & your family always made me feel welcome. My prayers to you Mary Ann, Chip and Steve
Frank and Joan Popovich
Nov 08, 2018
Please know that our hearts, prayers and sympathy are with your family.
Kimberly Brewer
Nov 07, 2018
Always remember Uncle Andy coming to the hospital to see me when my Zack was born and bringing him a little football. He was always a loving and respectful man.My heart goes out to all the family. He will be missed.
Debbie Osmolovsky-Kachur
Nov 07, 2018
So sorry for your loss. My best memories of Mr. Muha was Shade's Homecomings. He made them great. My prayers go out to all of you.
Mark and Cheri Satkovich
Nov 07, 2018
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. He will be remembered in our prayers . Rest In Peace
Bertha Riley mcKenzie
Nov 07, 2018
So sorry Mary Ann for your loss. My heart goes out and your are remembered in my prayers. Bertha
Pete and Kim Yelovich and family
Nov 07, 2018
Our deepest condolences to your family God Bless ... love and prayers Kim,Pete Trae and family 💞
David Andolina
Nov 07, 2018
Rest in piece Chief you will be missed dearly!!!!
Denise kroon
Nov 07, 2018
Absolutely a wonderful man. Mentor to so many!! Rest easy sir