Andrew Muha

Born: Fri., Jul. 9, 1937
Died: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Greek Catholic Church

Divine Liturgy

10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Greek Catholic Church

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Muha, Andrew, 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.

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Tina Ketchock Kline
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great caring man and friend to all. I loved him as my teacher and friend after I graduated. God bless Mr. Muha as I always remember him as and called him in respect of him being a great teacher and friend. Rest in peace and God bless him and his whole family.

Bud Flickner
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Barbara Kuzupas
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the family. I have known him since I was a child
and remember my family always thinking of him so highly. Eternal memory.

Pete and Berniece Yelovich
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Our condolences to Mary Ann and her family. Enjoyed Andy's humor and wit and we are sure he will find peace and contentment .

david m pytel #77; SHS class of 1969
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
May you rest in peace football coach , teacher and friend. God speed.

Denise kroon
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
A mentor and friend to so many. Rest easy sir

Angie Lane
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Chipper, Maxine, and Muha family,

My very deepest condolences in the passing of your dad. I will keep you all in my prayers.

I very fondly recall being a recipient of the TPA award my senior year and receiving many warm and encouraging bits of life advice from both your father and mother. They were truly invested in their community and in the future of our town. His loss will be greatly felt, but the memories of him will carry you through.

Danita Fanning
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dear Aunt Maryann, Chip & Family, and Dr. Steve,

I will certainly miss all the great conversations that I had with him during our visits back home at family functions. He had many tales to speak of from his youth attending ASU and his mentor Frank Kush. He was tough, but fair, loud when cheering on his favorite team, but quiet when giving you some advice. He Loved his family, his faith and higher education. He always treated me and my family with respect and love. I will forever miss Neenie Baneenie.