Joseph R. Uchelvich, 69, of Belle Vernon, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela. Born December 19, 1950 in N. Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late Joseph and Edith Irene Coking Uchelvich. A lifelong resident of Gillespie and Belle Vernon, Mr. Uchelvich was a member of RLDS/ Community of Christ Church, Fayette City and Rehoboth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Uchelvich was a retired crane serviceman from ALL Crane and served in the US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659 and Fayette City American Legion, Fairhope Rod and Gun Club, Mon Valley Leathernecks, and coached youth football for Rostraver Leopards for over 20 years.
He is survived by son Aaron Uchelvich & Fiance Lee Betham of Belle Vernon, two daughters & sons in law Kimi Jo & Shawn Bergman of West Chester, Kelly & Ken Gilotty of Washington Twp., sister & brother in law Betty Rae & Jeff Smith of Gillespie, grandchildren Ashur, Oliver, Connor, Tyler, Reid, Sarah Grace and Laney Jo, and two nieces and nephew Bethane, Meghan and Bill. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Ava.
A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, January 16, 2020 at Rehoboth Cemetery Chapel from 1-4 pm followed by private funeral service. Keeping with State mandates masks MUST be worn and social distancing must be maintained. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.
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