Philip A. Klanica, 88, of West Leechburg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Concordia of Fox Chapel.
A son of the late Joseph A. Klanica and Cecelia (Polacek) Klanica, he was born November 9, 1932, in New Kensington, PA.
Philip was a graduate of Leechburg High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. For over 40 years, he was employed as a machinist by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. Philip and his brothers operated the family farm where he enjoyed gardening, hunting and spending time with his family.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Carlisi of Lower Burrell; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Marcinek; and eight brothers, Joseph, Martin, John, Frank, Rudolph, Steve, Adam and Andrew.
There will be a private family viewing and Blessing service at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) with the Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating. Private interment will be held at St. Catherine Cemetery in Gilpin Township.
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