Ernest J. Tegge, Jr. 89 of West Deer Township, died Sunday February 16, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born July 23, 1930 in Pittsburgh to the late Ernest J. and Frances (Fiorillo) Tegge, Sr. Ernie began his working career at the age of 10 working for Morry’s Drug Store on the North Side as a Soda Jerk, working for them for 10 years. He was a 1949 graduate of North Catholic High School and received an associate’s business degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Ernie worked as the manager of Quacker Life Insurance Company for over 27 years and then as the Chairman and Business Manager for the Deer Creek Drainage Basin Authority, West Deer for 7 years until he retired. He was a member of St. Catherine of Sweden, Hampton, the Knights of Columbus, Council 10411, Hampton, where he served as Grand Knight. and the Queen of Angles forth degree council 2191, Wexford. Ernie was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Color Corps and he has received the Bishop’s Award for Charity. He enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, traveling and especially caring for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years Christina M. “Tina” (Ambrosi) Tegge, children Kathy M. (George M.) Tymas, Jr. of West Deer; Ernest J. (Karen) Tegge, III of Deltona, Fla; Robert Randolph Tegge of Hampton and Laurie A. (Scott) Scholl of West Deer; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Margaret Misitti; Mary Slaughter and John and Donald Tegge.
Friends will be received Thursday from to 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. in SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer, where parting prayers will be conducted Friday at 9:30 am with a Catholic Funeral Mass following in Transfiguration R.C. Church with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Seminarian Fund c/o St. Catherine of Sweden Knights of Columbus # 10411, 2554 Wildwood Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 or Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com
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Good Samaritan Hospice
134 Marwood Road, Cabot PA 16023
Seminarian Fund - St. Catherine of Sweden Knights of Columbus Council 10411
2554 Wildwood Road, Alison Park PA 15101