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Edmund C. Pohland

September 22, 1941 - January 06, 2021

Obituary For Edmund C. Pohland

Age 79, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, of Whitehall.

Beloved husband of 54 years of Melissa Entress Pohland; proud and loving father of Dr. Michelle Pohland and her husband, Charles Rodriguez, and son, Edmund C. Pohland, Jr. and wife, Cynthia Montgomery Pohland; loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Alison and Nicholas Pohland of TN and Charles, Jr. "C.J." and Christopher Rodriguez of Pittsburgh, and bonus grandchild Enrique Rodriguez of Tampa, FL. Preceded in death by parents, Alma and A.L. Pohland of Latrobe; brother-in-law of Dominic Fabio and J.V. Paterno, Sr. He is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Alma Fabio (Dom), Charles A. Pohland and his wife Maxine, Suzanne Paterno (Joe), David C. Pohland and his wife, Susan, A. Michael Pohland and his wife Anita. Ed was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Latrobe, and was a 1959 graduate of Latrobe High School. Ed and his wife, Melissa, met and married while students at Pennsylvania State University. As a teenager, Ed spent his summers working for local contractors and the family-owned lumber business. He was a 1963 and 1967 graduate of PSU with degrees in Business and Architectural Engineering. His love of construction led him to a 40-year career in large construction management in Chicago and Pittsburgh before retiring. Limited visitations will be held on Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, 406 W. 34 Street, Suite 920, Kansas City, MO 64111 or Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way, Pittsburgh, Pa 15228-2218 (they were so very kind and helpful on numerous occasions).

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Melissa -- My sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I hope you are able to reflect upon the good times you all shared with Ed. Now is the time for Faith and hope that he is at peace. I wish all of you strength and courage as you mourn his loss. Lou
- Lou Cassano
Carol and I are very sorry to hear of Ed's passing, Melissa, and I must say that nothing but warm memories surface about him. Time spent with him began when we were small, and I am so thankful for the "Huck Finn" existence that all of the cousins shared. Even though that lifestyle caused our parents many headaches and sometimes much consternation, I believe none of us would trade it for anything. We all did some unbelievable things in the process of growing into maturity! I remember what seemed to be endless summer days and sleepovers, often shared with creatures of the woods. As we grew into college years and some degree of inherent separation, we often met at Beaver Stadium during football season; that was possible because, out of the kindness of Sue's heart, it was her way of bringing the family together! Robert Frost once wrote "way leads on to way," and so it does. We miss all of you and love you, and ask God's blessing upon you. May He continue to watch over all of us and help us to lead lives that bring honor to Him. Chris and Carol Houck
- Chris Houck
Melissa and family, I'm so sorry for your loss Susan Zurawsky
- Susan Zurawsky

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