The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 7, 2013

Edward Tunney

The Tribune-Democrat

BROWNSVILLE — TUNNEY – Edward, 86, Brownsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. He was born July 15, 1926, in Clarksville, son of Clifford and Mabel (McCleary) Tunney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Peggy) Tunney; second wife, Susan Tunney; two sisters, Muriel (Tunney) Nickalo and Ruth (Tunney) Jones; five brothers, Earl, Clifford Gene, Melvin, Glenn and Norman Lee Tunney; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Tunney. Ed was a member of the U.S. Navy.  After that he worked for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp. in Allenport as a pipefitter and then eventually worked his way into management. He enjoyed hunting, campfires and just being outdoors. Ed also belonged to the Elks, Brownsville; the Nixon Gun Club; Charleroi Archery Club; and First United Methodist Church, Brownsville. He is survived by his son, John Tunney, Stockdale; daughter, Linda Rawlins, and husband, Harvey, Johnstown; four grandchildren, Jane Tunney; Jennifer Ferrence, and husband, Matthew; Kathy Rentz, and husband, Daniel; and Jill Benson, and husband, Steven; one great-grandson, Jozef Ferrence; sister, Kathleen (Beck) Holzapfel; two brothers, Walter Tunney and Ray Tunney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. David Chin, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. To sign the online guestbook, log onto

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