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Michael S. Pardus, Jr.

January 13, 1936 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 83)

Michael S. Pardus, Jr., 83, of Greensburg, loving husband and father passed away on September 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on born on January 13, 1936, a son of the late Michael S. Pardus, Sr. and Mary A. Shoemaker Pardus.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Juanita J. Trice Pardus; daughter, Lisa Mary Pardus; 2 brothers, Marion “Bud” Pardus and Robert Pardus. He worked as a purchaser for Troutman’s Department Store and later retired as manager of the Lilly Shop, both in Greensburg.  He was a lifelong member of Harrold Zion Lutheran Church and, with wife Juanita, was actively involved in the church’s youth programs. He had a lifelong passion for music and played saxophone and clarinet in wedding and polka bands throughout most of his life. He is survived by children Michael Pardus and his wife Susan, Jeffrey Pardus, Chris Pardus and his wife Terri, and Drew Abadessa-Pardus and his wife Frances; grandchildren, Jeffrey Pardus, Adrienne Burick, Abigail Hardesty, Allison Howard, Ben Pardus, Caleb Pardus, Zach Pardus, Francesco Abadessa-Pardus, Pavol Abadessa-Pardus, James Graham-Hayes, Robin Graham-Hayes; great grandchildren, Domenico and Elyses Hardesty, Reed Pardus, and Sebastian Pardus. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 12 Noon until 4pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg.  Additional visitation will be held on Monday at 10am until the hour of Michael’s service at 11am in Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA 15601.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, Michael’s family requests that donations be made to, All About Kids Preschool.  Please make checks out to Harrold Zion Lutheran Church and mail to the above address.  For online condolences, please visit


Donations may be made to:

Harrold Zion Lutheran Church (Preschool)
671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg PA 15601

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