April 10, 1928 - October 21, 2019
Nelson H. Churchfield, 91, of Irwin, died Monday, October 21, 2019. He was born April 10, 1928 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Homer and Catherine (Grzybowski) Churchfield. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired as a salesperson for NAPA Auto Parts in Export after 50 years on the job. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Irwin, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He loved working in the yard, gardening, trimming shrubs, and keeping the lawn immaculate where he and his family lived for 43 years. Nelson’s favorite place was his open-air porch surrounded by hanging baskets, the United States flag, and his annual flock of humming birds. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Bessie (Huba) Churchfield, his brother William Churchfield, sister Arlene Volpe, niece Kathy Volpe and most recently his son-in-law Eric Colwell. He is survived by his children Sharon (Robert) Peterson of North Huntingdon, Adrienne Colwell of Strasburg, OH, Sandra Churchfield of Irwin, and Thomas (Faith) Churchfield of Brandon, FL; his grandchildren Melissa (Wayne) Helmick, Robert S. Peterson, Michelle (William) Dial, Jeremy Colwell, Aimee (Jerry) Weiss, Eric (Jasmin) Colwell, and Keith (Gina) Churchfield; his great grandchildren Christopher, Sophia, Jazmine, Remi, Cloey, Avery, Maxx, Mia, and Aiden; his brother John “Jack” (Elaine) Churchfield of Harrison City, his sister Naomi (the late Frank) Zywiec of N. Versailles. PA; sister-in-law Peg Churchfield of Turtle Creek; also nieces and nephews including Mary (Tom) Tramper, Beth Ann (Terry) Mellor, Victoria (Mike) Moses, Adrienne Volpe, Steven Volpe, Wayne (Marilyn) Zywiec, David (Kathy) Zywiec, Becky Loving, Diane (James) McDermott, Nancy Churchfield, John (Roni Jo) Churchfield in addition to great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 5 – 7 pm Thursday, October 31, at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, November 1 in Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Randy Marburger, officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 612 Chestnut St., Irwin, PA 15642. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Nelson H. Churchfield, 91, of Irwin, died Monday, October 21, 2019. He was born April 10, 1928 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Homer and Catherine (Grzybowski) Churchfield. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired as... View Obituary & Service Information
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