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“Day is done, Gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hill,
From the sky.
All is well, Safely rest,
God is nigh.”

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Gerald Carl “Jerry” Hagadorn,75, of Moon Twp was called Home to be  with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Monday December 9,  2019 after receiving hospice services from Kindred Healthcare for stage 4  cancer since May 2019. He was born in Swissvale on August 30, 1944, the  son of the late Carl Francis & Fannie (Luce) Hagadorn, brother of  the late Beverly (Hagadorn) O’Leary Giles.

Jerry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from The  Ohio State University in 1968. Upon graduation, he married the love of  his life for the past 51 years, Patricia (Hendrickson) Hagadorn. He went  on to serve his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War during  which time he became a Marksman and was decorated with “The National  Defense Service Medal”, along with “The Good Conduct Medal”. He was a  member of the Sewickley United Methodist Church where he participated in  the choir before his health declined as well as a member of the  American Legion in Coraopolis.

Jerry worked for Westinghouse for many years in Robotics and  specializing in assembly line automation which led him to finish his  career as a subcontractor for Kawasaki Rail in NY in 2008. He is also  listed in Who’s Who and was known for his brilliant mind, his musical  abilities, and his kindness. Those who knew him best knew him to be a  man of strong faith, and a very “easy going” and humble man who deeply  loved his family and His Savior.

Survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty” (Hendrickson) Hagadorn, their  four children:   Cheryl Cavanaugh (Shane), Hopewell Twp.; Beth Hohman,  West Mifflin; Steven Hagadorn, Moon Twp. & Jeffrey Hagadorn, Moon  Twp and  nine grandchildren, Caitlyn, Alana, Matthew, Joseph & Ethan  Cavanaugh and Samantha, Emma, Nicholas & Kaitlyn Hohman, along with  many nieces and nephews, and in-laws. Jerry (Dad) was a wonderful,  loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. During  the last year of his time here, he was overjoyed to discover and to  connect with his biological younger siblings, Marlene (Bob) Lott of PA  and Faith Free of MI. In addition to his parents and sister, Jerry was  preceded in death by his beloved son-in-law, Vinny Hohman.

A memorial service will be held on December 21 at 11AM at Sewickley  United Methodist Church, followed by a “Celebration of Life” luncheon in  the Simpson Room until 2PM. Interment with military honors will take  place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on December 18, 2019  at 12:30PM.

The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Township will be in charge of arrangements.

   

List of Deceased Members Since Memorial Day 2017

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William "Bill" Rapp IV  Marines 9/21/19

Donald Heer Stewart - Army 7/28/19

George L. Rumble - Navy 5/11/19

Blaine H Morrison -  Navy  3/27/19

Luke A. Asaro -  Army  2/16/19

Charles Belgie Jr -  Navy 12/5/2018

Joseph E. Arnold  -    Navy 11/11/18

Edward Bires -   Army 8/21/2018  

Louis R. Gilberti Sr -   Army   8/19/18

William B. Stawiany -   Army   7/27/18

Joseph A. Balogh  -     Navy   3/22/18

Kenneth Morrison  -     Army   7/17/17

Robert Hetherington -    Army   9/29/17

Beverly Howard  -     Army   10/29/17

Russel Musta  -     Army   12/22/17

Roger M. Lewis  -     Navy 9/17/2016