Koontz, Roger A.
At his Crafton home, with family by his side, on Monday, August 3, 2020, Roger A., age 94. Beloved husband of Dorothy L. Koontz. Loving father of Marcia (William) Flannery and David (Cindy) Koontz; dear grandfather of Michelle Coughlin, Michael (Jennifer) Flannery, Melissa Koontz and Jessica (Greg) Wolbert and great-grandfather of Dru,William and George Coughlin, Ava Haverstock and Shawn and Emily Flannery. Brother of Jean Kaufman and the late Eleanor Klein, Paul (Edna) Koontz, James (Pauline) Koontz and Doris Adinolfi. Roger was a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a gunner on a B-24 that was shot down over Germany. He was shot as he was parachuting to earth and became a Prisoner of War in a German prison camp. Upon his release at the end of the war, he was awarded the Purple Heart for the wounds he suffered. At the same time Roger was in the German prison camp, his only two brothers were also POW's in separate prison camps. Roger went on to work and retire from the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin. Per Roger's request, services and interment were private. Arrangements entrusted to the Hershberger-Stover Inc. Funeral Home, Crafton.
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