Gerald "Jerry" Tarcha

February 2, 1943 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 78)

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Gerald P. “Jerry” Tarcha, 78 of Butler passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He was born in Lyndora on February 2, 1943 to the late Andy and Anna (Prokopchak) Tarcha. Jerry graduated from Butler High School in 1961 and was a member of the football team. He served his country honorably with the US Army Reserves. He spent the majority of his career at Armco until his retirement in 1995 after 33 years of employment. He enjoyed golfing and spending his time at Armco “Oakview” Country Club where was a member for over 54 years. Jerry was known to volunteer at the Surgery Center on Benbrook with his wife Ellie and also help with events and fundraisers for St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church where he was a life-long member. He was very active with his church, as an usher, a past member of the Advisory Board, and a recent member of the Finance Board. Jerry was extremely active for the local community and will be greatly missed. He was the beloved husband of Eleanore Tarcha since their marriage in 1998; father of Bobbi (Brady Porter) Diller, Joe Mikolas, Sharon (Scott Schulz) Schwartz, and Matt Mikolas; grandfather of Lori Diller, Kevin Schwartz, and Steven Mikolas. Jerry is also survived by his sister Mary “May” Williamson of Lyndora and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife June (Burr) Tarcha and his brother Andrew “Bob” Tarcha. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM on Thurday, April 29th in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church of Lyndora. Entombment will be held privately at Butler County Memorial Park Cemetery. Masks are required in church. All services were entrusted to the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001 WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church of Lyndora.

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