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Family man was active in church, community

The Associated Press
| Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:30 p.m
Daniel D. Shevchik, 99, of Springboro, Ohio, formerly of Greensburg and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Dan Shevchik always made sure to put family first.

His children remember many weekends spent traveling with their father from Greensburg to Pittsburgh to visit family members.

“We were in Pittsburgh at his mom’s most Sunday afternoons. That family tradition is probably one of the strongest things I remember about him — how much he loved his family,” said his daughter, Joanne Shevchik Letsche. “They were a very loving and accepting family, and he took that with him wherever he went.”

Daniel D. Shevchik of Springboro, Ohio, formerly of Greensburg and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday, April 16, 2016, while in hospice care after suffering complications from a fall. He was 99.

Mr. Shevchik was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Pittsburgh, a son of John and Mary Shevchik.

Mr. Shevchik would regularly attend family reunions up until about 10 years ago, Letsche said. His son, Daniel, said he enjoyed playing with the newest members of his family.

“He loved kids,” his son said. “He was always on the floor playing with the little ones.”

While working at Overly Manufacturing Co. in Greensburg, Mr. Shevchik took classes at Robert Morris University, graduating with a degree in accounting and commercial law. He retired in 1979 after 38 years with the company as treasurer and assistant secretary.

His brother Mike attended Robert Morris University and encouraged his younger brother to follow in his footsteps.

“He sort of directed Dad into the business world and suggested that would be a good place to go,” Letsche said.

An avid bowler and golfer, Mr. Shevchik was a longtime member of the Greensburg Country Club. He also was active with the National Association of Accountants and worked with various investment clubs. Mr. Shevchik was a loyal member of Zion’s Lutheran Church in Greensburg, serving as its treasurer for 50 years.

Mr. Shevchik was preceded in death by his wife, Aldine Chizmar Shevchik. He is survived by his son, Daniel and wife, Julie Shevchik, of Wilton, Conn.; daughter, Joanne Shevchik Letsche of Springboro; three grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 N. Main St. in Greensburg. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with entombment in St. Clair Cemetery in Greensburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Tom McGee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2867 or

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