Eugene R. Siters, 83, Bellwood, died April 9, 2014, at UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., with his wife and daughters by his side.
He was born in Bellwood, son of the late Albert George and Cleona Edna (Bowers) Siters. He married Janet L. Carey on July 18, 1953, at Holy Rosary Church, Juniata.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Linda (John) Hurliman, Colleen (Charles) Carruthers and Sandra (Harry) Haulman, all of Altoona; five grandchildren: Mark Siters, Amy McClellan, Chad Carruthers, Ashley Craig and Erich Hurliman; eight great-grandchildren: Quentin, Trenton and Rosslynn Siters, Gabriella and Carey Musselman, Cadence and Dylan Carruthers and Wynter Craig; a brother, Barry (Cheryl) of Haines City, Fla.; and two sisters: Maxine (Charles) Ocasek of El Paso, Texas, and Alberta (Dean) Campbell of Bellwood.
Eugene was a 1948 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and retired as an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 5, Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellwood, and also belonged to the VFW, NRA and North American Hunting Club.
Eugene had a love of reading and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his home in Florida. He especially loved time with his family.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellwood, the Rev. David H. Roesch as celebrant. Committal with military honors will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.
The family suggests that contributions in Eugene's memory be made to Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Development Department, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood.