Chernan, Carl M.

Carl M. Chernan, USAF

August 22, 1931 – December 11, 2022

Carl M. Chernan, 91, of Tarentum, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at Platinum Ridge Center, Brackenridge. He was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Fawn Township, to the late Carl A. and Agatha (Kovatch) Chernan.

Carl lived most of his life in Tarentum and was an engineer at PPG Industries, Allison Park. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force, Helicopter Rescue. Carl was a former member of Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, and a 1949 graduate of Tarentum High School. Carl was happy to work on many different things in his large workshop, building antennas, Ham Radio, weather stations, computers and drones. He could fix many things. He also enjoyed reading and traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Patricia (Murray) Chernan. Also surviving are his sisters Agatha (Robert) Such, of Lower Burrell, Camille (Robert) Pollack, of West Deer Twp. and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean.

All services and entombment in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township, were private.

Arrangements are by DUSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit:

Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Dec. 15, 2022.

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