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Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc.
Tuesday October 12th, 2021
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church
Wednesday October 13th, 2021

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Karl & Judith Kirschner

Karl K. Kirschner, 82, of Eighty Four, Somerset Township, passed away Sunday morning, October 3, 2021 at the Washington Hospital.

He was born October 1, 1939 in Monongahela, a son of Samuel J. Kirschner and Ruth Icephine Cowan Kirschner.

Mr. Kirschner was a graduate of the Monongahela High School. He attended UCLA and later received his Bachelor’s degree in environmental science from California University of Pennsylvania.

He was a biology teacher at Bethel Park High School, where he coached track and field, rifle and cross country and was inducted into the high school’s Hall of Fame for outstanding performances.

Mr. Kirschner was an elder and a minister at the Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela.

He was also a member of the Republican National Party and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by a sister Charlotte Olexa and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a sister, Beatrice Warrick, and brothers S. Raymond, L. Vernon, Paul J., Norman D., William M., and James C. Kirschner.

Judith Anne Barney Kirschner, 77, of Eighty Four, Somerset Township, passed away Friday morning, October 8, 2021 at the Donnell House, Washington.

She was born October 29, 1943 in Washington, a daughter of Charles Randall Barney and Helen Irene McBride Barney.

Mrs. Kirschner graduated from Washington High School and attended Erie Business College.

She was a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Kirschner enjoyed cooking and baking for everyone, letter writing, and making all-occasion cards.

She is survived by a sister Randa Lee Tunney (Dennis) and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are her sisters, Minnie Bell Turner and Sue Carolyn Cage and an infant brother.

Karl and Judy are survived by their two daughters, Jodie Dickman (Jonah) and Tammy Pollard (Mike); Gary Hollier (Barb), who they raised; a grandson, Sean Hollier (Jessica); and great-grandchildren, Austin and Colt Hollier.

Masks are required in the funeral home and church.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville (724-239-2255).

Additional visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, where their funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Dykstra, pastor of Pigeon Creek Presbyterian, and elders of the Church of Jesus Christ Jonathan Nath and Joshua Nicklow, co-officiating.

Interment will follow in Pigeon Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests your consideration of memorials to Concordia Hospice of Washington – Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301.

Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to share memories and condolences with the family.

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Their hearts were huge, their door was always open. They helped us become the adults we are today. There are so many wonderful memories of picnics, New Year's Eve's and Friday and Saturday nights at their home. Jodie and Tammi, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amy Rusenko Oct 13 2021 4:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karl & Kirschner

Ashley McNary Oct 13 2021 12:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karl & Kirschner

Barbara and Terry Seighman Oct 13 2021 9:51 AM

Coach -
You impacted thousands of lives in both the classroom and in the realm of sports. Thank you for making Bethel Park a better place. Our condolences to the family, Judy & Karl are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame

Tony Fisher Oct 13 2021 8:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karl & Kirschner

Lori Ross Oct 12 2021 9:37 PM

Karl was a good man. He will be missed

Bill Bonaccorsi Oct 12 2021 5:18 PM

The world is a better place because of the kindness, joy and goodness that they shared with others in their lifetime.
Things that come to mind at the mention of their names are Karl's warm and welcoming smile mind Judy's great sense of humor and treasured cards. I'm still using some of her recipes!!!!!
May they rest together in peace. Praying for comfort to Tammy and Jody and family.

Donna Zelt Oct 12 2021 11:58 AM

Teenagers can get into all sorts of trouble, and by opening their home to high school students and athletes Karl and Judy gave us a safe and loving place to be away from home. I will always remember their kindness and their positive influence. Part of the best of me now is because of what I learned from Karl, and sometimes in my wife Donna I see a bit of Judy. May Karl and Judy rest together in peace, and may Tammy, Jodie and family find assurance in God's grace.

Fred Zelt Oct 12 2021 11:09 AM

Karl and Judy were a great duo! The best memories were the Sunday Fun Days with all the kids from Bethel Park. Everyone will always remember his strong hand shake and hugs. Judy and her baking and the cards and letters she would send to my mom and dad. Such a God loving couple. You will be missed.

Bob and LuAnn Taylor (Seighman) Oct 12 2021 8:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karl & Kirschner

Renee Gubitti Oct 11 2021 4:32 PM

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