BIRCHALL, BERNARD F., 80, Northern Cambria, passed away July 9, 2020, at home. Born April 6, 1940, in Westover RD, son of the late Bernard and Anna (McIlwain) Birchall. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Regina (Solnosky) Birchall; children, Diane Birchall Freidhof, Brenda (Robert) Kelly and Brian Birchall, all of Northern Cambria; grandchildren, Kenny Freidhoff and Janessa Freidhof Hennick; Noah and Jonah Kelly; Haley Birchall, Alyssa Birchall Rodkey, Lakin, Brian, Austin and Julie Birchall; and great-grandchildren, Peyton and Jordan Hennick; Ava and Veda Freidhof, Braidon Teklinsky and baby Ella Rodkey. Brother of Charles Birchall, Westover; Garry Birchall, Cherry Tree; Mary Ann Porter, Ohio; and Karen Dolansky, Cherry Tree. “Birch” loved working and through the years had many different jobs. He began working at Cherry Lane Dairy, worked as a carpenter in Ohio, worked for Ditter’s Garage, was a coal miner for Barnes & Tucker and Inland Steel, and was the owner/operator of Birchall Trucking and Excavating. He was an avid outdoorsman, who spent time hunting, fishing, camping and boating. Above all, he adored his family and time shared with his wife, children and grandchildren. Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. Monday at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc, Northern Cambria. Interment, East Ridge Cemetery.
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