Edward Neal Federouch, Jr.

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Edward Neal Federouch Jr, age 63, of Venetia, PA passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital following a stroke suffered while at work on December 22, 2017.
Ed was born on October 4, 1954, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Edward and Mary (Chickis) Federouch. The youngest of three children, with older sisters Darlene Wagner and Bernie Federouch.
At the age of ten, he started his first business, pony rides on Steubenville Pike. He was a 1973 graduate of Montour High School where he played tackle on the football team. Ed worked three jobs concurrently while in high school. He attended Clarion University on a football scholarship. He graduated from Robert Morris University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration while working full-time, raising a family, and building a house.
With the assistance of his father, Ed built the house he and his family lived in for over 20 years and now his daughter calls it home.
In 1974, he married Dr. Audrey Guskey. They were the proud parents of two children, Ed and Evonne; three grandchildren, Jake, Luke, and Cassidy. Thanks to Ed’s love and support, Audrey was able to earn a doctorate degree from Pitt in marketing.
In 1979, he started his own business with a single pile of dirt, a backhoe, and a self-created topsoil screen. He has successfully operated the largest landscape supply company in Western PA, Federouch Landscape Supply, for the last 39 years. Ed worked hard and loved what he did every day. He devoted his life to his business and beloved family. He instilled in his children and grandchildren a strong sense of the importance of working hard while being generous and doing what’s right.
On July 19, 2008, he married Yvonne (Polosky). They traveled to 19 countries and many places throughout the US together. He and his wife resided in Venetia with David and Denee Polosky and Ed’s beloved Golden Retriever Chloe Marie, Rottweiler Costello and cats Dottie and Willow.
Ed was incredibly hardworking, strong, loyal, generous, accomplished, honorable, and an avid learner and teacher who genuinely loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed working, traveling, exploring the world and trying to make it better, watching his grandchildren play sports, playing with his dog, and eating fish sandwiches.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne (Polosky) Federouch, stepson, David Polosky and his wife Denee, Venetia; son, Edward N. Federouch III and his wife Jenn (Hucko), three grandchildren, Jake, Luke, and Cassidy Federouch, Presto; and daughter, Evonne (Federouch) Beasom and her husband Andy, Presto.
Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, businessman, and friend. He will be missed by so many whose lives he has touched. His family is so proud of him and will always carry his memory in their hearts.
Family and friends received for a celebration of Ed’s life, Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM, in the Warchol Funeral Home, Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333), where a service will be held Friday at 11 AM.

Burial will be in the Melrose Cemetery in Bridgeville, PA by his parents and family.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carnegie Boys & Girls Club: 630 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106.