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Russell F. Upholster Sr.

November 22, 1931 — July 4, 2018

Russell F. Upholster Sr., 86, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at home. He was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Latrobe, son of the late Martin Upholster and Charlotte (Stout) Upholster. He was retired with 39 years of service from Kennametal, where he worked as a manager of corporate quality assurance. He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ. He served on the Lay Life Committee and the consistory as senior elder, elder and deacon. He was also a former president of the consistory. He was very active in the Sunday school, where he served as a teacher. He also represented Christ Church at various levels, from local to national and served in positions of leadership several times, including the National Board and the Office of Church Life and Leadership. Russ was an entrepreneur and had his own radio shop prior to working for Kennametal. He was very proud of the large antique radio collection he had, that helped him remain attached to his former business interest. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, AnnaMary (Gleckl) Upholster, in 2013; a great-grandson, Scott, in 2006; and his brother, Martin Upholster. He is survived by two children, Russell Upholster Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Unity Township, and Kathleen Weiss and her husband, Gregory, of New Stanton; four grandchildren, Amy (Mike), Alan (Kate), Jill (Mark) and Kurt (Angelina); seven great-grandchildren, Brenna, Seth, Aidan, Michaela, Sofia, Talia and Anna; and a niece, Judy Upholster, and nephew, Rob Upholster (Lori). Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, in Christ United Church of Christ, Ligonier St., Latrobe, with the Rev. Richard Seigfried. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. Memorial donations in his name can be made to Animal Friends of Westmoreland, 216 Depot St., Youngwood, PA 15697, or the St. Joseph's Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326. To purchase flowers or send condolences, please visit

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Frederick Funeral Home, Inc.

1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 9, 2018

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Christ United Church of Christ

1414 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650

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