Irene P. (Duffek) Puhala

Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | December 14, 2022

  Irene P. (Duffek) Puhala, 96, of Turtle Creek, formerly of Munhall died December 6, 2022. She is the beloved wife of the late Clarence R. Puhala. She is survived by her daughter Rosemary (the late Ron) Revers; son Richard (Barb) Puhala; grandchildren Melanie Lang, Stefan Walowitz, Max Puhala, Valerie Puhala, and Ryleigh Puhala. She was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Kathleen Puhala and son Robert M. Puhala. Irene was employed by Treesdale Corporation until her marriage to Clarence Puhala. She was the owner of Puhala Valley Tavern in Turtle Creek, and then later the owner of Hotel Puhala Restaurant in Braddock with her husband. While living in Turtle Creek she made many friends at the Senior Citizen's Center where she enjoyed volunteering, playing cards, and Wii bowling. She also participated in many outings to the Banjo Club in the north side of Pittsburgh where she would dance the night away. The band would end the evening by singing the old song "Good Night Irene". Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Wed. December 21st from 4-7. A funeral mass will be held Thursday Dec. 22nd 10:30am at St. Colman's Church, Turtle Creek. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Dr #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Originally published December 14, 2022.

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