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Edward Theis

August 18, 1925 — February 22, 2017

Edward Theis

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Edward Theis

Born August 18, 1925 in Homeville, Son of George and Katherine (Schenker) Theis.

Died at age 91 at Locust Grove Memory Care.

Ed graduated from Munhall High School in 1943. He was an entrepreneur  & a man of many talents & skills. He was a mechanic, master machinist, enjoyed sports car racing & had his private pilot license. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps, graduated Air Corp Cadet Academy with a 2nd Lt. Commission, Bombardier Navigator rating in B- 24 & B-29. He then served in the Air Force Air National Guard, retiring with the rank of Major. He owned and operated three service stations in Monroeville and an AMC/Jeep dealership in West Mifflin.

Ed was very proud of his Saxon heritage. He loved cars, animals (especially cats), and his trips to Atlantic City.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Bell Theis, his grandson BJ Hirt, his brother George Theis & his sisters Kate Szostek, Sara Thomas, Clara “Babe” Theis.

He is survived by his daughter Terri (Caesar Palermo) Hirt, his son Edward (Karen) Theis, his stepsons Darrin (Barbara) Bell, Tom Bell, David Bell, and his sister Marie (Chuck) Hinkle.

His Grandchildren Sara Theis, Darrin (Erin) Bell, Tim Bell & Tommy, Beverly & Emily Bell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family would like to thank the staff at Locust Grove Memory Care & Caring Hospice for their wonderful care.

Friends received on Sunday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 9 PM at the George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Inc., 3511 Main St. Munhall 15120 412-461-6394 where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10 AM. Please share your memories and condolences at

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