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Henry F. Totzke

October 11, 1937 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 83)


Henry F. (Fredrick) Totzke, age 83, of Mars, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 16, 2021 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp.

Born in North Braddock, PA on October 11, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Sohn Totzke.

He was raised in North Braddock and graduated from Scott High School. He resided in McKeesport from 1966-2013 and then resided with his son’s family in Mars since 2013.

He was of the Lutheran Faith and had served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963.

Henry had been a computer programmer for 43 years for Westinghouse. He then worked for the University of Pittsburgh as a computer programmer during the Y2K crisis.

In his free time he was a fan of the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He loved spoiling his grandkids and watched their sporting events and other activities. He loved music and made tapes for all his friends.

Surviving are his son, Henry K. Totzke and his wife, Kristin of Mars, a granddaughter, Meghan Totzke, a grandson, Max Totzke, a nephew, Tim Fruehan and his wife, Teresa of Aliquippa and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Krieger Totzke, who passed away on December 21, 2012, and by his sister, Edith Fruehan.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. A Service will follow at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Ron Brown, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania, 810 River Ave. #140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Directions and condolences are available at



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