Warren F. KoenigJuly 13, 2017
Age 92 of Shaler Twp., passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2017. Warren was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 56 years, Evelyn (Gillooly) Koenig. Warren was the son of the late Adelbert and Julia (Rudolph) Koenig, brother of the late Gayle Carol LaDow and is survived by "sister" Bette Larson.
Warren is survived by daughter Beverly Boyce, daughter Sharon (RJ) Cairns, son Kenneth (Katheryn) Koenig and son Michael (Dena) Koenig. He is also survived by 8 wonderful grandchildren, Gregory Boyce; Joshua and Marcie Koenig; Matthew, Mikey, Mary Elizabeth, Christopher and Daniel Koenig. He was the best dad and grandfather that anyone could ask for.
Warren graduated from Shaler High School and enlisted in the Army Air Corps and proudly served in World War II in the Pacific Theater on the Mariana Islands in Guam and Tinian as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic working on the B-29 Superfortress. After the war he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He joined the United States Steel Corporation and acquired a professional Fuel Engineer license. Warren worked at the Homestead Works of U.S. Steel for 30 years in the Power and Fuel Division rising to the position of general foreman.
Warren was always thankful for his great life, especially his loving wife and family who meant the world to him and felt that it couldn't have been any better. He loved his yard and his devoted cat, Fritzie. He will be greatly missed, especially for his favorite words of encouragement, "keep smiling" and "keep them flying."
Visitation Sunday July 16 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Allegheny Health Network Hospice, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 OR to Elfinwild Home Meals, 3200 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116.