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Charles Robert Lulich "Cug"

June 15, 1930 — June 20, 2023


Charles Robert Lulich "Cug"


Charles Robert Lulich (“Cug”), 93, recently of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on June 20, 2023.

He was born on June 15, 1930, in Smock, PA, the youngest child of John and Mae Lulich.

Charles was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Beverly O’Hern Lulich, his brothers John and William Lulich, and his sisters Katherine (Lulich) Klenes and Agnes Lulich.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maureen (Coyne) Lulich, his son Timothy Charles Lulich (Brenda), and his daughter Megan Zerega (Todd). He also leaves behind his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he adored: Timothy Charles Lulich, Jr. (Erin); Thomas Robert Lulich (Kristie); Madeline and Connor Zerega; Adelaide, Charlie, Maeve, Kellen, and Theo Lulich. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Thomas Coyne (Sally), and many nieces and nephews.

Cug was a graduate of North Union High School, where he concentrated his studies on being the captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. After graduation, he worked as a custodian, bus mechanic and bus driver in the Laurel Highlands School District. Later, he went back to school at night to earn a B.S. in elementary education from California State College and a M.S. in school administration from WVU. He continued to be employed by Laurel HIghlands as a teacher, principal of Hutchinson, Marshall and Hatfield elementary schools, and eventually Director of Elementary Education. He retired with 50 years of service, and he treasured lifelong relationships developed during each of his many jobs in the district. He could relate to people, especially kids, in a way that can’t be taught but will be forever remembered.

Cug had a terrific sense of humor and loved big bowls of ice cream, country music, and cold beverages on his porch swing. A hard worker and a caretaker of all those he loved, he appreciated the long, blessed life that he had. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Pittsburgh and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown.

Friends will be received in the Terravecchia-Haky Home for Funerals, Inc., 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401 on Monday  June 26, 2023 from 4-8 p.m., and on Tuesday June 27, 2023 until 9:30 a.m., when prayers of transfer will be said.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 50 Jefferson Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. John the Evangelist Church or Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Monday, June 26, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Terravecchia-Haky Home For Funerals - Uniontown

71 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

50 Jefferson St, Uniontown, PA 15401

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