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Dr. H. Andrew Wissinger
September 14, 1930 ~ August 3, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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H. ANDREW WISSINGER, M.D. “Andy” passed away peacefully at his home on August 3, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born in Pittsburgh, to the late Zonar and Marie (Knape) Wissinger on September 14, 1930. Andy was a graduate of Peabody High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and continued to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Post graduate training consisted of an internship and general surgery residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and an Orthopedic surgery residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Post graduate training consisted of an internship and general surgery residence at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and Orthopedic surgery residence at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He served as a medical officer in the United States Navy with an honorable discharge in 1959. He then attended a hand residence with Dr. Joseph Boyes in Los Angelos. In 1960, Andy went into private practice and became a clinical professor or orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, chief of orthopedic surgery at Saint Francis General Hospital and Saint Margaret Memorial Hospital. He retired after 35 years in the private practice of orthopedic surgery to pursue a second career as a tree farmer in Armstrong County. His entertainment was supplied by his family, friends, his beautiful farm and home, the great wine he made, his dogs and Pitt football. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia Bik Wissinger, his sons David F. (Karen) of Armstrong County and Eric A. of Allegheny County. He has four grandchildren, Erica L., John D., Gordon A. and Andrew F.; a sister, Ann A. Atkison, and many nieces and nephews. Private interment at St. Michael’s cemetery in Brick Church, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Cochrans Mill Road, Ford City, PA 16226, or a charity of your choice. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life that will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, at Lenape Heights Golf Resort, 950 Golf Course Road, Ford City, PA 16226.Hor D’oeuvres and cocktails will be served in the Sunset room. Please RSVP to David, Eric, or Pat.