Andrew "Pagach" W. Harenchar, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Harenchar was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Hecla, a son of the late Paul A. and Mary Sikora Harenchar Sr. He was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant. Andy proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean era. He was an avid sports fan who especially loved the Pittsburgh Pirates. Andy was a history buff most interested in learning about all of the wars. He also had a passion for gardening. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Fireman's Club, the Hecla Sportsmen's Club and the Polish Falcons of Mt. Pleasant. Andy is survived by his loving family: his wife of 65 years, Margaritte Ricotta Harenchar; his children, Anita (James) Forsythe and Paul (Kristin) Harenchar Sr.; his son-in-law, David Michalsky; and by his beloved grandchildren, Taylor Forsythe, Andrew Michalsky, Michael Forsythe, Kelsie Harenchar and Paul Harenchar Jr. He is also survived by his goddaughter, Christina Tomasic; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his daughter, Beth Michalsky; his brothers, Paul, Edward and Michael Harenchar; and by his sister, Elizabeth DiRado. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 446 in St. Pius X Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Bridges Hospice in memory of Andrew Harenchar. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com
Published by Tribune Review on Nov. 25, 2021.