• MUCK PHILIP F. Age 80, of ...

Age 80, of Pittsburgh, PA,
passed Wednesday, March
20th, 2019, on Marco Island,
Florida. Phil was born August
31, 1938. Husband of Patricia
S. Muck for 60 years, son of
Carl A. and Natalie (Dufresne);
father of Michael A. (Rose),
Stephen M., Christine A.
Rotella (Mark), and Matthew R.
(deceased); grandfather of
Rebecca (Zack), Alexandra and
Stephen, Amy (Tyler), Michelle,
and James; great-grandfather
to Hendrix and Milena. Mr.
Muck was a 1962 graduate of
Ohio University and steadfast
promoter of the university and
its business school most
recently serving as a Trustee
of the Ohio University
Foundation. Mr. Muck started
his professional career at
Arthur Young. From there, he
joined Mesta Machine
Company as their youngest
controller in time becoming
the V.P. of Finance. He then
served in similar capacity with
Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
Company. A few years later, Mr.
Muck struck out on his own
acquiring the 165-year-old
Munroe, Inc., a small steel-
fabricator. During his 31 years
of ownership, the company
grew to become a fully-
integrated specialty steel
fabricator serving steel,
energy, pharmaceutical and
cosmetic industries. Mr. Muck
believed that corporate
leaders had a responsibility to
give back modeling a life in
service. He served 23 years
with Sisters of St. Joseph, and
other Board members and
dedicated leaders to develop
the South Hills Health System,
now AHN Jefferson Hospital,
three different terms as
Chairman; a total of twelve
years guiding the health
system through critical
periods. Mr. Muck also served
as: a director of Union
National, Integra, and National
City Bank now part of PNC,
Chairman of the Board at
Brayman Construction
Corporation for a period of ten
years, Director and Chairman
of the Western PA Multiple
Sclerosis Service Society and
was the longtime Director of
Pittsburgh History and
Landmarks Foundation. He
was the Chairman of the
Western PA Boilermaker's
Contractors Association for
many years and Trustee of the
Boilermaker Union's Health,
Welfare, and Pension Plans.
Through the years, Mr. Muck
remained active in church
work most recently at the
Guadalupe' Mission in Florida.
He also supported the work of
the United Way, Junior
Achievement and served as an
Instructor in the University of
Pittsburgh's Graduate School
of Business. In his retirement,
Phil could be found salt or
freshwater ?shing with his
family, gol?ng with friends at
Oakmont, and wife and close
friends at Lely Classics in
Florida. He was a NASCAR
enthusiast, an avid reader, and
student of WWII history to the
point of taking his wife Patricia
with him to tour battle?elds.
Friends received on Wednesday,
6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 & 6-8
SERVICES, INC., 1600 Stone
Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA
15143. Mass of Christian
Burial will be held in Sts. John
& Paul Catholic Church on
Friday, at 10:00 a.m. Donations
in lieu of flowers: Ohio University
Foundation College of Business
Annex Fund, Copeland Hall,
Athens, OH 45701-2979 or
Abiding Missions, 731 Excelsior
Street, PGH, PA 15210.
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PostedMarch 24, 2019