AMerican Veteran 13

Elroy J. ("AL") Hoak

August 7, 1928 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 91)

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Elroy (Al) J. Hoak, 91, of Allegheny Township, passed away peacefully in the VA Medical Center in Aspinwall on Sunday, May 24, 2020.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 7, 1928.  He was a son of the late James Hoak and Myrtle (Albertson) Hoak.  He attended Ken High and Penn State University.  He served as a Corporal in the Army during Korean War until 1953 when he was injured on Pork Chop Hill and received the Purple Heart.  Al eventually returned to work at PPG Industries.  During the following years, he became a 32nd degree Mason with the Kiski Lodge 617, an Allegheny Township supervisor for many years, a member of the VFW Post 92, a member of the American Legion Post 114, as well as, earning his private pilots license.  Al loved traveling the world with his soul mate, Evelyn, building and flying control planes, helping others, and spending time with family.  Al is survived by his two daughters, Jean Sistek and Laurie (Robert) Bucci; two grandchildren, Mike (Jessica) Bucci and Holly Bucci; three great-grandchildren, Rocco, Dino, and Siena; his brother, Marcus (Darlene) Hoak; several nieces and nephews; and his dear friend Daniel McAdoo.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife Evelyn (Guthrie) Hoak.  Private visitation will be held on Friday at the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc. Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, (724) 335-6500. Private burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to D.A.V., 1000 Liberty Ave., Room 1606, Pittsburgh, PA  15222 (412) 395-6241.

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Private Services

Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home
2877 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

Private Interment

Greenwood Memorial Park
104 Melwood Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068


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