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Albert J. Pindel, Sr.
June 18, 1926 ~ July 6, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Age 97, of Beechview, on Thursday, July 6, 2023, Albert passed away at home after a long illness, after just celebrating his 97th birthday. Beloved husband of the late June (Meehan) Pindel. Loving father of Albert, Jr., Paul, Mark, and the late Robert. Grandfather of Sean, Lisa, Robbie, Pam, and Amy. Great-grandfather of Chase, Bradley, Jordan, Guiliana, Caison, Sarah, Chris, Danny, Lauren, and Danielle. Father-in-law of Barbara, Arlene, Karen, and Sharon. He was the last surviving sibling of twelve children.
Albert was proud of his time spent in the military, serving as a Sergeant in the Tenth (X) Army, 7th Infantry Division for the United States Army, during the World War II. Albert fought in the Battle of Okinawa, during the Ryukyu Islands Campaign. He was a Machine Gunner, who earned himself a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, after being wounded twice. During the Battle of Okinawa, an enemy sniper shot a hole through is helmet, creasing the top of his head. After going back to the line, he helped save the lives of his unit by warning them in the middle of the night that the enemy was about to attack. After Okinawa, he served another year in Korea.
Upon his return home to Pittsburgh, Albert met his wife June, and they were married for sixty-one years. His favorite memories were dancing with June at the V.F.W., S.O.A.R. Picnics, and parties they attended. Albert worked at the Southside J & L Steel Mill for thirty-five years as a Bricklayer and Electrician.
Friends received 1-5 p.m. on Monday at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh, PA 15216. A Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial to follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project—Pittsburgh, 600 River Ave., Suite 400, Pgh, PA 15212.