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Ernest G. Sichi

  • On November 23, 2019
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Ernest G. Sichi, age 89 of Chartiers Township, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 23, 2019.
He was born in New Eagle, PA and was the son of the late Guy and Fosca Sichi.
Husband of Rosalye D. Sichi; Father of Greg (Laura) Sichi and Anne (Dave) Bernard; Grandfather of Sarah Scalise and John Scalise; Brother-in-law to Joe and Betty Ann Danna; also survived by 2 nephews Joe (Cindy) Danna and Will (Gretchen) Danna.

Ernie retired as the Superintendent of Beaver Falls Area School District and was later employed by the Diocese of Pittsburgh serving in the John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Washington and the Ave Maria Catholic School in Bentleyville. He was a proud member of Ben’s Men at St. Benedict the Abbot and is a current member of St. Patrick’s in Canonsburg. Ernie was a 60 year member of the Lions Club.

At Ernie’s request there will be no viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McMurray Lions Club.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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10 Comments

George and Louise
  • Nov 25 2019
We will miss you Ernie. It was a pleasure knowing you. Our condolences to Rosalye and all of your family.
Joe Danna
  • Nov 26 2019
May you be granted peace upon your homeward way. May you hear well done my faithful and loving serve my.
Linda Ippolito
  • Dec 1 2019
To his wife an children please accept my deepest sympathy to you all. Mr Sichi was my 6th grade teacher in 71/72 I believe it was his first year of teaching in 37th Street school in Beaver Falls. I remember him fondly an speak of him often from this poor kid from Morado Dwellings . I believe he was instrumental in getting my sister an I coats from a shop in downtown BF , maybe called Youth Center. I called my brother who remembers him as well he had him the following year. He. Told me he did cement work for him in BF . Remembers asking him ( why elementary school ) he stated he thought he could have a better chance at getting hired as women seemed to have jobs . Thank you for memories Linda Hobbs Ippolito.
Joyce (Yovich) Breckenridge
  • Dec 2 2019
I remember Mr. Sichi fondly as the principal of 37th Street Elementary School in Beaver Falls, PA. He taught sixth grade, and his students loved him. I am glad to learn that he lived a good long life and had a loving family.
Albert Pletz
  • Dec 2 2019
So sad to hear this Mr Sichi was my 6th grade teacher at 37th st school. I will always remember him he was such a nice person and made learning fun for me .
Gordon
  • Dec 2 2019
We will miss you, Ernie. A life well served. My condolences to you, Rosalye.
Roberta (Bobbie) Ebeling Caironi + Carl Caironi
  • Dec 2 2019
Dear Rosalye and family, Carl and I would like to extend our sympathy to you on Ernie’s death. I was his first teacher to be hired when he became principal at South Elementary in Beaver Falls School District. I loved working under him and found him so easy to talk to and funny. He and others followed the romance and eventual marriage between this second year teacher and the handsome student teacher. We’ve thought of him often over the years.
Sally Zoppelt Maybray
  • Dec 3 2019
To Rosalye and family - I was so sorry to learn of Ernie's passing. I remember that Ernie swept you off your feet and the two of you made a beautiful family. May the beautiful memories of your lives together give you comfort. Love, Sally Zoppelt Maybray
Theresa DeVincentis
  • Dec 3 2019
Love and sympathy to you and your family.
Linda Hobbs Ippolito
  • Dec 3 2019
Sorry my dates were wrong when he taught me at 37th street school. Corrected dates were 1957/1958 for 6th grade.
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